TED Talks are talks about Ideas Worth Spreading. In this talk, David Gallo brings us along from the Deep Sea to the shallows. The Deep Sea has remarkable displays of bioluminescence. The shallows show animal camouflage that is truly remarkable.
Tag: animal camouflage
Let’s look at caterpillars as an example of camouflage. The objective of the caterpillars in our scenario is to make it to adulthood so that they can lay eggs. We have three types of caterpillars. One type has spots, another is multi-colored, and the third is a solid color. The only predator of these caterpillars is a species of bird that lives in the region for twelve months of the year. These birds aren’t picky, they’ll eat any caterpillar they can find.