The cuttlefish has taken camouflage to the next level.
They can change their color, shape, and texture to blend in with the background.
It’s hard to believe it looking at these pictures,
but all these cuttlefish are exactly the same species.
They are simply changing their appearance depending on rocks around them.
It’s called adaptive camouflage.
And it’s perfect for hiding from those predators, and prey.
But can the cuttlefish adapt to anything?
Really, you must applaud the cuttlefish for its amazing abilities to blend into its surroundings.
But, how clever is that really?
I mean, vanishing among things that around it all the time.
把自己伪装成海草 沙子 鹅卵石什么的很容易
It’s one things for cuttlefish to camouflage itself against sea weed, sand, pebbles stuff like that.
But how are they fare, camouflage themselves against something a bit more complicated?
Something a bit like this.
Yeah, I know it’s partly brand designs.
But I’ve gotten this rather lure
decor for good reason.
I want to see how the cuttlefish tackle something a bit more challenging.
So I’ve chosen stripes.
Chess board and some old style chintz.
OK, time to see how they cope.
Let’s get a cuttlefish settled in and dim down the lights.
He is having a look at it.
And he’s gone straight for the big one, the checkerboard flooring.
I think he’s having a crack at it.
There’s definitely the beginnings of a checkerboard there.
He’s not quite lined up right, but you know, still impressive.
Right, one next.
Zebra skin rug.
Now he’s improvising,
let’s getting back to the task in hand.
Now that’s more like it.
He’s blending into the chintz long a treat.
But notice one thing.
He’s not camouflaged with what he can see in front of him.
He’s camouflaged with what’s underneath him.
BBC one Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature