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Aug. 05, 2011

Octopus: Master of Disguise

by Leslie Taylor


Video by Science Friday

In this Science Friday video, Flora Lichtman talks with marine biologist Roger Hanlon, senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, about camouflage in squid, cuttlefish, and octopus. Watch for the amazing close up footage of the color-changing cells in living octopus skin!

For more octopi, check out:
Cephalopods: Wizards of Camouflage
Are Cephalopods Really Colorblind?

About Leslie Taylor

Leslie is Science Friday’s Web editor. She has a background in oceanography and is passionate about getting non-scientists and young people to realize how cool science can be.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Science Friday.

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