Image: Best of Eureka - Mating Dumpling Squid

Best of Eureka - Mating Dumpling Squid

Rarely seen mating behaviour of the dumpling squid captured in the dead of night five metres below the surface.
This photograph is a depiction of rarely encountered mating behaviour between two dumpling squid (Euprymna tasmanica.) It was taken at 5m below the surface in the dead of night.
The flash from my underwater camera system highlights the bioluminescence and intricacy of the dumpling squid.
Mating behaviour is a difficult field of marine biology to study due to its rarity and elusive nature.

Caelum Mero
© Caelum Mero

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