Masters of Disguise: Marine Animal Camouflage

An Octopus’ Sudden Appearance
Check out this video of an octopus darting out of hiding.

Flounders Out Of Sight
Our National Aquarium photographer was unable to get good photos of our summer flounder for several weeks because they were so well-camouflaged on the floor of our Atlantic Shelf exhibit!

This summer flounder, located at the National Aquarium, wasn't easy to spot.

This National Geographic video shows how quickly—and effectively—flounder can transform.

Camouflage? Check!
Peacock flounder can adapt to new backdrops...even checkerboards.
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REFERENCES
New Imaging Technology 'Sees' Camouflaged Marine Animals in the Eyes of Their Predators
Animal Planet, 11 Animals that Use Camouflage
Deep-Sea Camouflage Switcheroo
BBC, Camouflage
Ornate Wobbegong
Cuttlefish Use Humanlike Vision to Choose Camouflage
Laboratory of Robert Hanlon, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Marine Life Inspires New Camouflage
Science Friday, Where’s the Octopus?
Cuttlefish skin that reacts to light may hold key to making better camouflage

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