Cuttlefish tricks

Marine biologist Roger Hanlon is king of the color-changing cephalopods. I've talked about him here before. In this video, narrated by NPR's Robert Krulwich, Hanlon demonstrates how much fun his job really is.

Via Robert Krulwich's blog, which has more background on the camouflage gymnastics that cephalopods are capable of.

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  1. So I watched this, and actually caught myself saying out loud to the cuttlefish in the video, “You are SO fucking awesome.” 

  2. Watching video of them putting on light shows to attract mates is pretty impressive, too.

    I want to know what they do when you them over a mirror.

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