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Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

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1. They’re not “morning people.”

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo credit: Douga. This cranky cuttle is an Australian Giant Cuttlefish, or Sepia apama.)

2. They’re curious.

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo credit: Pearbiter.)

3. Sleeping baby cuttlefish: Adorable newborn, or most adorable newborn ever?

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo credit: Global Voyager.)

4. Great taste in pyjamas.

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo credit: Rling. This fellow is called a Striped Pyjama Squid, which is actually a species of cuttlefish.)

5. Long, dangly tentacles are cute, in a terrifying sort of way.

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo credit: Douga. This is another Sepia apama.)

6. They’re unabashedly flamboyant.

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo Credit: Tom Weilenman. This is a Pfeffer’s Flamboyant Cuttlefish, aka Metasepia pfefferi.)

7. Tentacley sign language.

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo Credit: Guppiecat. This is, in my opinion, a cuttlefish greeting pose.)

8. They look sort of like tiny, aquatic UFOs.

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo Credit: Lising)

9. They have the most oddly shaped skeletons ever.

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo Credit: Okoru. I think this is a clever message to humans, warning of the impending cephalopod takeover. Like putting a horse’s head in our collective beds every time a dead cuttlefish washes up on the shore.)

10. They’re pretty in pink pairs…

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo Credit: Douga. These are Sepia mestus, or “Reaper Cuttlefish.”)

11. ….Beautiful in blue….

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo Credit: Serk1)

12. …And ravishing in red!

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo Credit: Douga.)

13. They let their tentacles do the walking.

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo Credit: Bigfez.)

14. Sometimes they imitate giraffes.

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo Credit: Global Voyager)

15. Cool undersea bachelor pads.

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo Credit: Nsaunders)

16. Built-in tuning forks/divining rods.

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo Credit: Douga)

17. As venomous as the Blue-Ringed Octopus. But still adorable.

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo Credit: Divers Log. Toxicity of Flamboyant Cuttlefish venom reported by Marine Biologist Mark Norman.)

18. Jet propulsion.

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo Credit: Scubaroog. Explanation of cuttlefish jet propulsion here.)

19. Tiny tentacle burrows.

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

(Photo by Global Voyager)

20. Moping cuttlefish look an awful lot like certain Elder Gods. I don’t recommend upsetsting them.

Top 20 Reasons I Love Cuttlefish

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