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Squid skin reveals an elegant interplay of coloration strategies


March 6, 2019

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In the blink of an eye, the squid's skin changes color and pattern for the purpose of camouflage or sexual signaling, a virtuosic display that has long fascinated scientists. Now, collaborators at Northeastern University and the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, report a paradigm-shifting discovery in how specialized organs in squid skin, called chromatophores, contribute to the feat via an elegant interplay of pigmentary action and structural coloration. Full Story

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