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Sep 13 2013

Friday Cephalopod: Learn something about camouflage

(via Science Friday)

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  1. 1
    David Marjanović

    OMGWTFBBQ

  2. 2
    goverd

    @1 David Marjanović:
    These animals look funny, cute and tasty to me too:D

  3. 3
    thelifeofbrine

    It is only 10 in the morning for me, and this has already made my day :)

  4. 4
    janiceintoronto

    I am SO jealous of chromatophores.

    Live, moving, colour changing tatoos.

    I want.

  5. 5
    Brother Yam

    “If we think the world looks like how we see it.”

    I’m glad I’ve got a weekend to digest that one…

  6. 6
    Trebuchet

    Kelptopus! And a rocktopus to boot.

  7. 7
    Rich Woods

    Beautiful.

    I wish I could camouflage myself so well. I’d go to work every day and blend into the background by looking just like a bloke sitting at a desk, tapping away on a computer. No-one would ever suspect.

  8. 8
    carolineborduin

    This is easily the most epic thing I have learned this year. I am glad my children cannot camouflage as well as squid.

  9. 9
    Cosmas

    the vid says the Octopus can’t see color. And wikipedia says they can see light polarization. They can still match color when camouflaged tho. I thought color was a function of the wavelength & polarization is about the plane in which the wave travels. so are they detecting color under water because each color has a certain polarized signature???

  10. 10
    sonofrojblake

    Epically brilliant video, but how irritating is that they

    change narrators in the middle of a sentence?

    Not just once, but

    over and over again?

    Why was that necessary?

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