Fluorescing Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish

Here a cuttlefish (Sepiida) fluoresces in dive lights during a scuba dive in Dar es Salaam. Cuttlefish are sometimes referred to as the “chameleons of the sea” because of their remarkable ability to rapidly alter their skin color at will. They have sophisticated eyes with pupils in a curving W-shape. Although cuttlefish cannot see color, they can perceive the polarization of light, which enhances their perception of contrast.

Photo was shot with a Sony DSC-RX100M II Camera in a Nauticam housing with a INON S-2000 Strobe, a hand-mounted SOLA 2100 Video Light and a Sola P1200 red focus light.