The Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) uses light produced by its symbiotic bacteria for camouflage.
photo: PLOS Biology, Frazee and McFall-Ngai
(via: The Scientist)
Somebody tried to stump this squid by putting it in front of a background that its camouflage mechanisms could never hope to imitate…
So it turned itself transparent.
stick it to the man, Squid.
I don't think cephalopods like it when people start kraken jokes about them.
are you squidding me
Dilation and constriction of these organelles, called chromatophores, are responsible for the squid’s ability to change color.
Inside Nature’s Giants: The Giant Squid (2010)