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  • popsealife:

    Hypnosis Attack!!

    Like their other cephalopod cousins, cuttlefish (such as this broadclub cuttlefish, Sepia latimanus), exhibit exceptional control of their chromatophoresthe color-changing pigments in their skin.

    Here, the broadclub cuttlefish appears to ‘hypnotize’ its prey with a dazzling, oscillating display, before striking with a pair of lightning-quick tentacles.

    video source: anas abdul on Youtube

    reference: Hanlon and Messenger. 1998.

    underthescopemin:

Colorful and sparkling specimen of Chalcopyrite iridescent in glittering purple, yellow, blue, and green. Chalcopyrite are lustrous and strongly light reflective. White Dolomite crystals grow on the base.
    underthescopemin:

Colorful and sparkling specimen of Chalcopyrite iridescent in glittering purple, yellow, blue, and green. Chalcopyrite are lustrous and strongly light reflective. White Dolomite crystals grow on the base.

    underthescopemin:

    Colorful and sparkling specimen of Chalcopyrite iridescent in glittering purple, yellow, blue, and green. Chalcopyrite are lustrous and strongly light reflective. White Dolomite crystals grow on the base.

    (via mineralists)

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