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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Cuttlebones dissected from dead S. officinalis cultured in captivity. Note the dark bands visible in the layers of the cuttlebone. See image 1184 for a close-up of this. The dark bands are thought to coincide with periods of intense inking in the culture systems resulting in the water being black. Apparently this ink in the water is incorporated into the cuttlebone as each daily new layer is added. The cuttlebones are arranged with the anterior (head) end at the top of the image.

Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: E. atlantic, u.k. or france

Creator: 
John Forsythe
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith