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Stealth camouflage at night
... report, for the first time, that giant Australian cuttlefish
employ night camouflage to adapt quickly to a vari...he course of a week. They observed that only 3% of cuttlefish
were camouflaged during the day, during peak spawning periods. However, at dusk, the animals settled...
Spineless tales provide strong backbone to human brain research
...eptides), residing in a specific location, allow a cuttlefish
(cephalopod) to change skin color or skin patterns...imarily in the posterior subesophageal mass of the cuttlefish
brain. Color change in cuttlefish
skin is caused by pigments in star-shaped cells known as chromat...
Cuttlefish masters of disguise despite colorblindness
...age. Adept at blending in with their surroundings, cuttlefish
are known to have a diverse range of body patterns...y colorblind. While previous research has reported cuttlefish
colorblindness, MBL Research Associate Lydia Mthger and her colleagues in Roger Hanlon's laboratory ...
New research shows in the animal world, it pays to be an imposter
...ral and genetic data demonstrating that small male cuttlefish
that dramatically alter their appearance to look l...e female's eggs. While the sexual mimicry that the cuttlefish
employ has been widely reported in nature, this is the first time fertilization success in an animal...