Cuttlefish can mimic models and pictures

Organisms that have an adaptation to blend into their environment or conceal their shape are cool!

It’s called camouflage and it enables, for example, prey to be able to hide from predators.

I like seeing pictures (or videos) of animals camouflaged in their environment.

During recent research into how cuttlefish adopt camouflage positions, a common cuttlefish (below) raises two of its eight arms in apparent mimicry of artificial algae placed in its tank. The animal reacted similarly when shown a photo of green algae.

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