Cuttlefish are cousins to the squid – they’re tube-shaped with tentacles on one end. They are a little different from squid, though. Cuttlefish can change color, putting on laser-like flashing displays right on their skin. They can also re-shape themselves!! A cuttlefish can go from smooth-skinned to spiky in the blink of an eye.
To see these fascinating displays, check out this great companion site for Nova’s documentary on cuttlefish, Cuttlefish: The Kings of Camouflage. You’ll see some truly amazing footage of these colorful underwater mimics. It’s really awesome!!