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Shape-Shifting Cuttlefish Can Mimic Pictures

Some cuttlefish can mimic the shape of objects around them for camouflage purposes. But recent research shows they can also mimic the shapes of two-dimensional photographs of objects! National Geographic has a photo gallery of cuttlefish doing their best to mimic their backgrounds, whether natural, plastic, 2D, or 3D. Link -Thanks, Marilyn!

(Image credit: Justine Allen, Marine Biological Laboratory)

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June 7th, 2011

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