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 mimicry
Take butterflies as an example. The objective of the butterflies in our scenario is to survive long enough to lay eggs. We have three types of butterflies. One type is bright blue with emerald green spots, another is multi-colored, and the third is a solid color. The only predator of these butterflies is a species of lizard that lives in the region for twelve months of the year. These lizards aren’t picky; they’ll eat any butterfly they can find.