Thursday, April 3, 2014
C is for Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish are perhaps the most intelligent marine animal. If you know anything about Darwin, you'd know that anything that's a master of disguise and highly intelligent must be dee-licious. Anything good-tasting that's stupid and doesn't know how to hide, gets eaten up. Witness the dodo.
Cuttlefish have three hearts, which seems excessive in anything so small. Their blood is blue and their pupils are shaped like little Ms. They use jet propulsion and squirt ink.
When they mate, a male stands guard over his female to protect against unauthorized entry, but certain sly bachelor cuttlefish have found a way around this; they will make themselves look like a female cuttlefish and thus slip by unchallenged. The male cuttlefish thinks, "Oh, that's just a female. No harm in her. The missus must be having some friends over." Then once they've duped the husband, they reveal themselves to the female and make sweet, sweet cuttlefish love.
So you male cuttlefish out there, beware. Even when a female gives her heart away, she still has two to spare.