Where’s the cuttlefish among all these pebbles? Yes, right there in the middle. But she didn’t look like this a moment ago; as she settled among the pebbles to hide from predators, she jut completely changed her appearance.
Cuttlefish have the amazing ability to take in their surroundings, analyze them, and come up with a system of colorings that match those surroundings. That takes a lot of brainpower.
In LiveScience, Stephanie Pappas explains how they do it, working with some of the same abilities we humans use, and that scientists call “edge information.”
Check it out here. And here’s a related video about how to change color: