For the second time in the 25 years that Sea Life has been opened, cuttlefish have been born.
These Sepia’s, also called sea catkins, are family of squid and have 8 arms, 2 tentacles and they have no bones. The eggs are released after about 8 weeks. They are then about 1 cm – in the end they can be 45 cm.
They occur in the Oosterschelde. They are real hunters; they hide and stalk their prey as cats. Sepias often hide in the sand and assume the color of their surroundings. They eat shrimp and small fish.
The 30 new additions have yet to be named…
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