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Stealth camouflage at night
MBL Study confirms cephalopods use rapid adaptive camouflage at night
March 9, 2007
||In a paper published in the April 2007 issue of The American Naturalist, MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) Senior Scientist Roger Hanlon and his colleagues report, for the first time, that giant Australian cuttlefish employ night camouflage to adapt quickly to a variety of microhabitats on temperate rock reefs. The research sheds light on the animal's remarkable visual system and nighttime predator/prey interactions. More >>>
|Photo credit: Roger Hanlon
The American Naturalist, Vol. 169, No. 4: - Adaptable Night Camouflage by Cuttlefish by Roger T. Hanlon, Marie-José Naud, John W. Forsythe, Karina Hall, Anya C. Watson, and Joy McKechnie - Download PDF of the paper
MBL Paper Authors:
Roger T. Hanlon, Senior Scientist
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