Ferocious Fight: Male Cuttlefish Battle Over Mate (Never Before Seen)

They may look soft and squishy, but cuttlefish are fierce fighters, new video reveals.

Scientists have captured the first footage of a violent mating battle between European cuttlefish in the Aegean Sea off Turkey.

Relatives of octopus and squid, cuttlefish are known for rapidly changing their skin color, a trick they use for both camouflage and communication. Male cuttlefish dazzle females with colors, switching hues in as little as half a second. (See more animals that excel at undersea camouflage.)

Scientists have observed the species mating in the lab, but no one had seen the invertebrates get busy in the wild before.

In 2011, Justine Allen of Brown University and her colleagues were filming a lone female cuttlefish when, out

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