Fast Facts: Cuttlefish – Part II

Carl Kerby

Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope. I’m Carl Kerby with more about the curiosities of the cuttlefish.

Get this! The cuttlefish can weigh more than 25 pounds and stretch out to more than six feet long! At the same time, there are some cuttlefish that are only an inch long … go figure!

The cuttlefish eats other sea creatures (it especially likes crab and shrimp … just like me!),  and spends a lot of time swimming away from sharks, dolphins and seals (that’s not like me!). As a matter of fact, to help it get away, the cuttlefish can retract its two tentacles and swim quickly in any direction. Did you ever wish you could just fly … err … I mean swim … away from your troubles? Well, the cuttlefish can!

It has the amazing capability to launch itself rapidly using a blast of water shot from its mantle cavity. The blast of water creates what’s been called “jet propulsion.” Fact is … you’d think it had a motor attached to it when it fires away with that burst!

And speaking of going fast, so is our time. Join us next time with more Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope. Until then, stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

Leave a Reply