Cuttlefish mimicry pictured in varied detail

The cuttlefish is one master of disguise using its ability to change colors as well as shifting the shape of its body to mimic its surroundings. This ability to blend in has been captured in a series of photographs by…

How do you camouflage yourself but stand out with your friends? Ask a cuttle, Part 1

Mantis shrimp are not the only marine organisms to take advantage of polarized light in communication and defense; in fact, it can be argued that the cuttlefish pulls even more amazing stunts—camouflaging itself from predators while sending colored light signals invisible to everyone except other cuttles—all while only being able to see the color green. So how, and more importantly why, do they accomplish this?