A living Mardi Gras float in miniature, the flamboyant cuttlefish is gaudy, glitzy and totally mesmerizing. The only cephalopod that uses its front arms as legs, it chugs along the seafloor in search of its next mate or meal. Like its cousins, it also uses show-stopping colors and patterns to hypnotize potential prey or warn off rivals.
We're one of only a few aquariums to culture and exhibit this flashy phenom, which is a regular resident of our Tentacles special exhibition. Besides several robust adults, we also usually display their feisty and fabulous offspring in a separate egg lab.