You're Not Hallucinating. That's Just Squid Skin.

Cephalopods, including squid, use their color-changing skin for both camouflage and communication. A video explains how squid camouflage themselves in the open ocean with nothing else around. It shows how they mimic the interplay of light, water, and waves. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the proper plural form of the word octopus; it is not octopi as most believe
  • Add the word iridophores to science journals and vocabulary lists
Classroom Considerations

  • Video best fits when studying ocean life, animal adaptations, and camouflage

  • High-definition video draws in viewers
  • Provides closed captioning for the hearing impaired

  • None