Cephalopod Lab Report

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This is a close up of a pattern found in skin of Cephalopods. A close up shows how it consists of a great amount of individual cells , which change their pigmentation and shape depending on a situation. According to a background , these cells immediately change their appearance , allowing Cephalopods to be the masters of camouflage. Some Cephalopods use the ability to change appearance not only to hide but also to indicate and communicate between each other. For example, blue ringed octopuses are called that way for having blue rings located all over their bodies. They use them to indicate other creatures about their intentions and also use them for defence. When trying to protect themselves or protect their land, blue ringed octopuses make the rings look bigger and brighter , so they appear in a very poisonous blue colour , demonstrating that they are venomous. Fig.3.…show more content…
Some of the Cephalopods have the ability to shine in the dark. This is all caused by a pair of light organs ,which are located inside the mantle sac on the underside of the Cephalopod. It contains a sac full of luminous bacteria and a lens which consists of many reflecting plates needed to control the brightness of the bacteria. Using this organ ,squid can manipulate the light coming downward and use it to mask its own silhouette , protecting itself from

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