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Researchers from the UC Berkeley and Harvard University propose “colourblind” cephalopods may be able to see colour after all!
The father and son team Alexander and Christopher Stubbs, suggest octopus and cuttlefish use their large, wide pupils to accentuate the refraction of different wavelengths of light. They may be able to sense colour by bringing certain wavelengths into focus on the retina.
Every winter, thousands of Giant Australian Cuttlefish aggregate in South Australia to mate and lay eggs. The aggregation is regarded as one of the most spectacular natural history events in Australian marine waters. Males compete for females with elaborate visual displays. Larger males defend sites as females search for egg laying sites.
The site which is just a few hours drive from Adelaide, can be easily accessed by snorkelers and … Read more