first cuttle fish 2019 spotted in Dutch Oosterschelde

This article was posted on 21 April 2019
first cuttle fish 2019 spotted in Dutch Oosterschelde

"I wanted to take a look at the sepia sticks but didn't expect a sepia yet."

In Holland the first cuttle fish of 2019 has been spotted in the Oosterschelde. The sighting was done by Bert Peters on Easter Sunday. Bert spotted the sepia at a dive site which he prefers to keep a secret for the time being. Of course we respect that. Divers Guide Support Team: Marga Sipon and Mark van de Meulengraaf. Video: Bert Peters.

Diving Oosterschelde

"I made a dive in the Oosterschelde with my film equipment," Bert says. "I wanted to take a look at the sepia sticks to see where they stood. These sticks are placed by scuba divers everey year when the water temperature reaches 12 degrees and the cuttle fish arrive. They use them to lay their eggs upon. I hadn't expected one yet. So it was a bit of a shock when I came across a sepia. It was a single animal that seemed to be inspecting the sticks, just as I was. Eventually I was able to make a nice movie of it. This weekend the first sepiola's has also been spotted at dive sites the Zeelandbrug and 't Dolfijntje.  

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