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Smart Skin and Devious Cephalopods in Tomorrow’s NY Times
For years, fellow scienceblogger PZ Myers has taught us all well why we ought to adore squid, octopuses, and other cephalopods. But I came to a new degree of appreciation when I traveled up to Woods Hole to spend some time with the biologist Roger Hanlon. Hanlon studies how cephalopods disguise themselves, and boy do they ever. Right in front of your eyes, sitting in a little tub of water, the animals can practically disappear. Or, if they want to scare you, they turn a chocolately brown with bright stripes.
After my visit, I wrote a profile of Hanlon, which is the lead article in tomorrow’s Science Times in the New York Times. Along with the article, you