Day octopus, Octopus cyanea . 

Day Octopus – Facts Photographs and Video

The Day octopus, Octopus cyanea is also known as Cyane's octopus, the Big Red octopus, White-spotted octopus or the Grass octopus. As its name suggests is diurnal and unusually for an octopus hunts during t...
bigfin reef squid or oval squid Sepioteuthis lessoniana

Bigfin Reef Squid- Facts Photographs and Video

The Bigfin reef squid, (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) is also known as the Oval squid. They obtain their name from the fin which almost completely circles their body.  This gives them a superficial resemblance t...
Umbilical Egg Cowrie (Calpurnus verrucosus)

Umbilical Egg Cowrie – Facts and Photographs

The Umbilical Egg Cowrie, (Calpurnus verrucosus) also known as the Verruca Cowrie or  Little Egg Cowrie is a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Ovulidae, known as the false cowries or allied cowries. Te...
Ovula ovum, common name the common egg cowrie

Egg Cowrie – Facts and Photographs

The egg cowrie, (Ovula ovum) is a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Ovulidae, known as the false cowries or allied cowries. Technically they are not cowries per se but because of their similarity to co...
tiger cowrie (Cypraea tigris) 

The Tiger Cowrie – Facts and Photographs

The tiger cowrie (Cypraea tigris) is one of the larger species of cowrie. They are marine snails in the family Cypraeidae. They are an extremely attractive sight as they move across the reef. APPEARANCE R...
Cuttlefish

Fluorescing 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...

Cuttlefish in Dar es Salaam

A cuttlefish (Sepiida) photographed on the sea floor while scuba diving in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Cuttlefish, although color-blind, are able to to rapidly alter their skin color, pattern as well as the sh...

Cuttlefish at Octopus Wall

A cuttlefish at Octopus Wall in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, changing colors and shape shifting as it whizzed past scuba divers. Special cells called chromatophores located in the outer skin layers contain colo...

Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish, despite their name, are not fish but mollusks. They belong to the class, Cephalopoda, which also includes squid, octopuses, and nautiluses. They have large w-shaped pupils, eight arms, and two te...
Sepia latimanus, also known as the broadclub cuttlefish

Cuttlefish- Facts Video and Photographs

Cuttlefish are marine mollusks rather than fish as their name misleadingly suggests, with some rather unusual abilities. They have an adaptive camouflage system, a sophisticated liquid gas buoyancy control ...

Baby Cuttlefish

A super cute baby cuttlefish, known as a "cuttlet", was spotted during a shore dive in Chole Bay. The hatchling is 6-8 days old and is only as big as an adult cuttle's eye....