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cuttlefish

After reading an article in The New York Times during a recent two-hour frigid midnight subway ride, I am now a huge admirer of the cunning cuttlefish. Related to the octopus and squid, cuttlefish are cephalopods, masters of disguise, and hapless performance artists. Research scientist and marine biologist Dr. Hanlon studies their incredible camouflage ability in his lab and in their underwater environments.

Check this NOVA Video featuring Cuttlefish, and Dr. Hanlon’s footage of an octopus instantly reversing it’s camouflage. It’s real.

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