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Video Series, Reef Life of the Andaman

DWhatley

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This is a series of short documentaries that are always worth watching and can be subscribed to when they post new updates. Cephs are only occasionally shown but the photography is always excellent and commentary informitive

 

Nick Hope

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Love the series Nick and have been watching for awhile waiting for some cephs to post. Delighted you are going to feature them soon!
 

Nick Hope

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So the main cephalopod videos are now online. Last week I published a video that features a lot of footage of Sepia pharaonis mating. The cuttlefish footage starts at 01:24. I would be interested in any thoughts on the cause of the spilt gametes at 02:45. I was assuming it's just bad aim, but perhaps this is gametes belonging to a previous mate, that the latest male mate has removed?

 

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...and today I released a video of two Octopus cyanea that was also discussed in the behaviour forum (apologies for cross-posting). Still not sure if it's fighting or courtship. After that we see another O. cyanea under attack from a damselfish, presumably defending its eggs.


Next week's night dive episode features a little footage of squid and cuttlefish feeding on fish.
 

jugglematt

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great videos ,
the dive sites look very nice

we have very similar aggressive behavior , by temperate water octopus .

i believe it is one dominant male occy driving another out of his Territory

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matt
 

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