AOS Seminar: Cuttlefish camouflage response to vertical and horizontal stimuli

11/07/2013 - 4:00pm

Please join us for the following AOS Seminar Thursday, November 7 at 4:00pm in Spiess Hall 330:

Speaker: Darcy Taniguchi, Postdoctoral Researcher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Title: "Cuttlefish camouflage response to vertical and horizontal stimuli"

Cuttlefish are capable of producing some of the most remarkable and sophisticated camouflage in the animal kingdom. Their camouflage body patterns are well known to be a response to visual stimuli. However, given their wide field of view, it is not entirely clear what cuttlefish are responding to in their visual environment. Using novel instrumentation, the Sub Sea Holodeck, to manipulate their surroundings, we explore fundamental questions of what drives cuttlefish camouflage, particularly if cuttlefish are more influenced by vertical or horizontal visual cues.

Event Contact: 
Emily Lau
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330 Spiess Hall