Cuttlefish Zoological Poster


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Cuttlefish Zoological Poster - Sepia officinalis

The Science:

The Common Cuttlefish is probably the best-known of Cuttlefish species and occurs around Europe in the Mediterranean, Baltic, and North Seas. It is a Cephalopod, like Squid and Octopus, but has a unique internal shell, known as “Cuttlebone,” a porous hard structure composed of Aragonite, which it uses in much the same manner as a Nautilus uses its shell - to control buoyancy. Depicted at the top are two Cuttlefish in nature, one releasing a cloud of ink and one catching a crab. Depicted below are various anatomical details of the Cuttlefish’s internal structure. This is one of a wonderful series of Scientific German Educational Charts, created in the 1950s and 60s and still produced by the original printer, internationally recognized for producing educational science charts since 1929. These charts are issued today using the original film and same methods as the first printing. They are printed without inscription for both classroom study and decorative purposes, with special attention paid to botanical detail and scientific accuracy.

The Story:

Mounted on linen canvas stretched on wooden rods for display, each measures 44.5 inches tall by 32.25 inches wide (85 cm x 120 cm), and comes with a nylon cord strung through the top wooden rod for easy hanging. Each comes securely rolled and will be shipped to you in a sturdy mailing tube. These lovely botanical posters are large, colorful and impressive pieces of science decor. Add a touch of vintage classroom style to your home today!


SKU: HD-PO0053
Dimensions: 36"W x 46.5"H
Scientific Name: Sepia officinalis
Origin: Germany
Material: Linen backed canvas
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