More than 1,100 people volunteered to become Reef scientists and helped collect over 18,000 data points from coast to coral to contribute to citizen science programs throughout October’s ReefBlitz event, with some surprising finds amongst them.
A rare flamboyant cuttlefish
was among the 398 marine sightings uploaded to Eye on the Reef in October.
The stunning cephalopod was spotted by ReefBlitzers in Moreton Bay – a rare find according to the experienced divers and citizen scientists who encountered it.
But don’t be fooled by its good looks. This cuttlefish is extremely venomous. In fact, its bright, colourful display is meant as a warning!