Cephalopods in the Netherlands

There are four cephalopod species in Dutch waters.

They are the European squid; common cuttlefish (see also here and here); little cuttlefish; and European common squid.

This article is about these species; especially in the Oosterschelde delta waters.

Squid light detection: here.

Octopus and squid can hear: here.

Squid Eggs Are Surprisingly Like Chicken Eggs: here.

Ink found in Jurassic-era squid: here.

Anchored to an algae-covered rock in a 120-gallon tank at the California Academy of Sciences‘ Steinhart Aquarium, a cluster of inky-colored cuttlefish eggs is beginning to swell; evidence of success for the Academy’s new captive breeding program for dwarf cuttlefish, Sepia bandensis: here.

Octopus spotted using coconuts as shelter in first sign of tool use among invertebrates: here.

This video says about itself:

Museum Victoria scientists have discovered an octopus that collects, stacks and transports coconut shells to use as portable armour.

Octopus fossils: here.

Octopus found in Cornish crab pot: here.

North Pacific giant octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini): here.

Nicknamed the “devil fish,” the giant Pacific octopus has a place in sea-faring lore alongside whirlpools and white whales: here.

Nautiluses: here.

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