Flash Dance

Recently, we filmed this flamboyant cuttlefish Metasepia pfefferi while scuba diving in the southern Philippines. This cephalopod’s neuromuscular system can instantly control the expansion or contraction of thousands of individual color cells called chromatophores. As a result, it is able to flash waves of color across its body like a digital video screen in Times Square. 

5 thoughts on “Flash Dance

  1. WOW! LOVE the musical accompaniment! I wanted to get up and dance with Metasepia pfefferi! Thank you for this BLOG it opens one’s eyes to a hidden world many would not otherwise see and the music engages one in a delightful visual, auditory and kinesthetic experience.

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