Shape-shifting Squid – Incredible Video!

Prepare to be amazed. This video contains no special effects whatsoever…

Every now and then nature does something that is so spectacular and it literally takes your breath away. This video did that for us.

Feast your eyes on this remarkable underwater footage video which shows the chameleon-like camouflage abilities of ‘cephalopods‘ (that’s squid, cuttlefish and octopuses). Bet you can’t spot it…

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Unbelievable isn’t it?

It’s not just the colours that make it amazing, but the squid’s lightning fast ability to change its skin texture.

Less than 3% of the oceans have been explored – which makes the watery depths a largely unknown world. Who knows what else may be discovered? If you’re interested in more incredible nautical novelties – then check out more at “David Gallo shows underwater astonishments” video.

(Video via Science Friday)

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Article by Stuart Farrimond

August 8, 2011

Doctor Stu is editor of Guru Magazine. He originally trained as a medical doctor before deciding to branch out into lecturing, writing, editing and science communication. He drinks far too much coffee, eats lots of ice cream and has a bizarre love of keeping fit.
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