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Posts tagged camouflage

January 4, 2018

 

a leaf that looks like it has a camouflage pattern

Dinosaur Camouflage

A recent study found evidence that an ankylosaur coloring was similar to the protective coloration we see in modern animals.

December 29, 2017

 

a turtle headed snake

Industrial Melanism

How do animals adapt and evolve due to industrial pollution?

November 3, 2017

 

panda

Black And White Camouflage

Most bears are one color, so why do pandas have black-and-white coats?

May 30, 2016

 

well camouflaged moth blends in with tree

Camouflage is Not Infallible

Moths with high-contrast markings like zebra stripes are harder to detect, at least at first, than those with background-matching camouflage.

June 6, 2014

 

Two colorful gobies side-by-side

Fish Out Of Water

The story of evolution is replete with twists and turns. The land-bound blenny fish is a prime example.

August 28, 2013

 

Pirate Perch fish

All About Pirate Perch

Pirate fish are not only ravenous predators, they appear to be masters of deception.

August 13, 2010

 

cat stretching on oriental rug

Why Do Animals Have Lighter Fur On Their Bellies?

Animals have mastered blending in with their surroundings. Yet, why do some animals have lighter fur on their bellies than on their backs?

January 19, 2010

 

A caterpillar dangling from a plant.

Blood Is Thicker Than Water

On this Moment of Science, we'll learn how the phrase "blood is thicker than water," applies to the natural world.

September 21, 2009

 

Hammerhead shark in aquarium

The Hammerhead’s Hammerhead

These unique sharks have heads resembling flattened, T shaped hammers. But how would such a weird head evolve?

December 1, 2008

 

Camoflauged cuttlefish on ocean bottom

Cuttlefish: Colorblind Masters of Camouflage

Clever cephalopods and colorblind camouflage champions---cuttlefish!

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