Invisibility on demand

I dig encephalopods. As one of the brightest creatures, I sometimes wonder why they didn’t develop an advanced society.

At one point faculty at one of my former schools had considered teaching a course in animal communication (well outside any of our areas of expertise) in which each faculty member would come in and talk about one animal. My animal would have been cuddlefish cuttlefish, because they use their own bodies as display devices. Yes, we all do, but they do so in very unusual ways. Like many other encephalopods, they can change the pattern of their skin at will. Check out the mad camouflage skills on the octopus:

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  1. Posted 6/30/2006 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    That is mad-hax0r-skillz… but I prefer eating them. :P

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