Discussion in 'Behavior and Intelligence' started by Hajar, Sep 28, 2012.
I just enjoyed this story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19677573
Very neat! I wonder, would the tags have any effects on the cuttlefish buoyancy control? Seeing that the tag is attached to the cuttlebone...
Was down there a few months ago the tags are pretty small but screwed straight into the cuttlebone, with the preliminary experiments it didn't seem to effect them too much. I would be more concerned about infection from the damage to the epidermis which would be hard to monitor in the wild.
I was wondering about infection as well or something like the camera incident with the humbolt where the puncture damage or odd swimming made the camera carrier the target of predation. Since cuttles are not normally cannibals, the later is probably not a cuttle to cuttle issue but would worry about a wounded fish syndrome with other predators.
I imagine a large metallic object on your back would be frustrating for camouflage as well! Nevertheless, I'll be very curious to see the results!
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