Here are some representative samples of my work
Cuttle fish eggs are laid in the reef, usually found in finger type corals or fire coral. They start off white in color, and little smaller than a ping pong ball. after the egg appears clear then the egg is ready to hatch. a yolk sac can be seen attached near the tentacles. After the baby pushes their way out, they are a perfect version of the adult and are able to start hunting for food right away.
Cuttlefish are almost like an underwater helicopter, with the ability to move and hover in all directions with the help of their siphon mouth and a thin ribbon surrounding the body that can undulate and give the creature amazing maneuverability.
Three pictures shown: Upper left shows the baby inside the egg. You can just make out the yolk sac near the tentacles.
Above: The baby has just started to break through the egg casing. I sat there a long time to get the shot!
Left: It's hard to tell but the baby is only about half an inch long but resembles the adult and are able to hunt for small prey right away.
Underneath, the siphon shoots a jet of water to aid in propulsion.
The surrounding fin helps them move forward or backward.