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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Excellent example of a small juvenile cuttlefish escaping a predation attack in nature by using the Blanch-Ink-Jet maneuver (Hanlon and Messenger, 1996). The small serranid fish (Serranus cabilla) is fooled into attacking the ink pseudomorph
ejected by the cuttlefish which is visible in the upper right side of this image. The cuttlefish's ink trail begins just to the left of the head of the fish and continues up and to the right.

Maturity: Juvenile; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Mediterranean sea

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