cephalopods

When you’re as soft and delicious as a cuttlefish, evading predators is a full-time job. Not only do these squid-like creatures employ stealthy visual camouflage when a predator looms nearby, new research shows they also manage to cloak their electrical fields. One of the cuttlefish’s major predators, the shark, has eyes on the side of… Read more

The octopus can change the color, pattern, and even texture of its skin not only for purposes of camouflage but also as a means of communication. The most intelligent, most mobile, and largest of all mollusks, these cephalopods use their almost humanlike eyes to send signals to pigmented organs in their skin called chromatophores, which… Read more