Cuttlefish are the rock stars of the sea

Each year more than 100,000 of the bizarre creatures gather in the pristine waters of South Australia’s Upper Spencer Gulf Marine Park in what is the only known mass aggregation of its kind in the world. Photo: Carl Charter
The Whyalla visitor information centre has seen a significant increase in foot traffic and snorkelling tours run by Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries attracted 540 participants across just two weekends in July. Photo: Carl Charter
Nicknamed “the rock stars of the ocean” because they live fast and die young, cuttlefish have a life span of just 12–18 months, so impressive displays are necessary to attract a mate. Photo: Carl Charter

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