Squid, Octopus, Cuttlefish: Masters Of Camouflage

8 08 2011

Full Video Here:  http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/201108053

When marine biologist Roger Hanlon captured the first scene in this video he started screaming. (If you need to see it again, here’s the raw footage.) Hanlon, senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, studies camouflage in cephalopods–squid, cuttlefish and octopus. They are masters of optical illusion. These are some of Hanlon’s top video picks of sea creatures going in and out of hiding. (Credits: music by DjCode, footage courtesy of roger hanlon, produced by flora lichtman) Viewed 139803 times. See More Videos

Cephalopods have several tricks for blending in with their undersea surroundings: they can change color, pattern and even the shape of their skin. Roger Hanlon, a biologist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, describes how you find and film sea creatures in hiding. From NPR.ORG

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