scientificvisuals: Close-ups of squid skin. The pigmented…

scientificvisuals:

Close-ups of squid skin. The pigmented circles are called chromatophores. The main colors are yellow, red, and brown, but reflectors under the pigments combined with the chromatophores’ ability to change shape and size can create different colors and patterns.

Source here. Footage from John Hanlon on Science Friday.

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Abi has a BA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago.
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