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For deep-sea cephalopods, 'switchable' camouflage saves the day

Post Number:#1  Postby Marine News » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:02 am

For deep-sea cephalopods, 'switchable' camouflage saves the day
11 November 2011, 1:57 am

For animals living in the deep sea, it seems that there is no such thing as all-occasion camouflage. Under diffuse light conditions, it's generally best to be transparent. But in the deeper ocean, where predators are equipped with special organs that function as searchlights, it's much better to go in darker colors.

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