Cuttlefish Stun Prey With Awesome Laser-Light Shows

March 10, 2015


This is a video of a cuttlefish using an awesome laser lightshow (technically not lasers or lights, but colorful cells expanding and contracting) to stun a crab so it can eat it. I love crabs. Thankfully, I don't have to stun them to eat them, just wait till it's my birthday and ask my parents to take me to Red Lobster. Also, whenever I hear cuttlefish I always think CUDDLEfish, and about how icky it would be trying to spoon a fish in bed. Unless that fish was a mermaid, in which case that bed better be a waterbed. Jk jk, she still needs to sleep in the tub so she doesn't dry out.

Keep going for two videos, the first a shorter one of a cuttlefish stunning a crab, the second a longer one about how they do it.

  • Ellie
  • Crazy Panther

    So intelligent they prefer the food that rips at them, pinches, and cuts them up right before cracking into their hard shell.

  • iofo61

    All glory to the hypnocuttlefish!

  • archer923

    Did someone forget to put the hyperdrive tunnel over the cuttlefish :P

  • Xockszky

    There is so much intelligence in their eyes.

  • Tyguy

    I would say "confuse" but not "stun". Cuttlefish are surprising intelligent creatures, by the way....I recommend looking up videos of "intelligence tests" involving cuttlefish. NOVA also has a cool special about them on DVD.

  • aleighmke

    The NOVA "Kings of Camouflage" cuttlefish special is on youtube and is FANTASTIC. No exaggeration, I've watched it at least a dozen times.

  • Tyguy

    Yes! I absolutely love it

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