Interesting: Experiment To See If A Cuttlefish Can Camouflage Itself To Hide In A Miniature Apartment

November 16, 2015


This is a video from BBC One's 'Richard Hammond's Miracles of Nature' about cuttlefish and the techniques they use to camouflage themselves. They put one cuttlefish to the test by making a little underwater apartment and seeing how well it can blend in with its surroundings. It does okay, but it definitely wouldn't win at hide-and-seek if it had to play in that apartment. My apartment? My apartment is so small it really only has two good hiding places, and one of those is hanging from the ledge outside my bedroom window. I hid there once. The couple who live downstairs found me after I fell and they weren't even playing the game.

Hit the jump for the video, then leave a comment letting me know I'm not the only one who who thinks cuddlefish whenever they hear cuttlefish.

Thanks to I'm_Doing, who's doing something but wouldn't say what, probably because it's either top secret or really embarrassing.

  • Mr. Popo

    His Dark Lord Cthulhu will avenge this humiliation for sure. Iä! Iä!

  • Melissa

    I'll see your "cuddlefish" and raise you one gigglebyte!

  • Andyman7714

    Isn't this considered mental torture?

  • GeneralDisorder

    Yes. It's a crime against humanity to have Richard Hammond host any show that isn't about vehicles.

  • Ozolz .

    yeah so basically it failed ...what a stupid test, when would a squid be inside a living room

  • YOURAuntJemima

    the point of the excercise wasnt to see if it could hide in A LIVING ROOM. It was to see if it could adapt to unfamiliar surroundings. The point WAS that it would never have been able to be in a living room thus it is not preprogrammed through years of adaption, it can mimick on the fly

  • RareAwesomeman

    happens in Japan daily

  • MustacheHam

    This is a pretty impressive experiment provided via YouTube...
    alas my curiosity will make me dig deeper through relevant links provided at the end of each film.

  • Wiley

    This is rather old.
    And since you asked,
    yea, I hear 'cuddlefish' too

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