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[[circled]] 2 [[/circled]]

Ceph., May 18, 1971, II

dual, of the same size as the second. Call this "3." I should think that 2 and 3 may have been [[male symbol]]'s.

The nucleus followed a very irregular course, swimming rapidly, all inds. usually backward, within a fairly limited area (60 ft.?) most of the time. Circles, figures-of-eight, irregular zig-zags, etc.

No. 1 just swam rapidly. No signs of display.  Generally rather dark and nondescript (with blue spots on mantle???). No. 2 swam in an [[underlined]] extremely [[/underlined]] distinctive manner. Obviously using funnel. But with exaggerated "fluttering" of fins. [[image - line of swimming pattern]] No. 3 swam in the same "normal" manner as 1, usually not quite as close to 2 as 2 was to 1. No. 2 usually was generally pink, blue, lavender, in very tiny dots. Flushing a little bit, but all very delicate (except when in "Zebra" - see below).  No. 3 was always or almost always in a pattern which might be called "Pheasant".  Rather yellowish, with irregular, broken up, often broad, transverse brown stripes across back, and an irregular white stripe (or series of discontinuous stripes and spots), longitudinal, down the center of the back  Plus [[underlined]] bright yellow [[/underlined]] (ill-defined) spots above eyes.

Every now and again, 2 would stop and/or spurt forward, and give a "zebra" display to 3.  Black and white transverse stripes on all or almost all arms, probably not tentacles, perhaps not hectocotyles (eyes?)?  [[underlined]] Very [[/underlined]] conspicuous.  Arms spread.  Longest outside?  At the same time assuming (adopting) less
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