A cuttlefish can use its nervous system to change color at will. Not only can the cuttlefish blend in by shifting its hue, it can hypnotize prey... before snatching it with two deadly tentacles.
Beneath these breakers, in warm tropical seas, this fascinating creature lives and hunts endowed with powers of hypnosis.
To protect itself from predators, a cuttlefish can disguise itself at will.
But when it's looking for a meal, it does something even more amazing.
Controlled by the animal's nervous system, these moving bands of color captivate a wary crab.
Special cells in the skin expand and contract to produce a mesmerizing light show that lulls its prey into a deadly trance.
When it's close enough it snatches its prey with two long feeding tentacles.
And hypnosis pays off.