Accession Number : ADA572935
Title : Dynamic Camouflage in Benthic and Pelagic Cephalopods: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Crypsis Based on Color, Reflection, and Bioluminescence
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : DUKE UNIV DURHAM NC DEPT OF BIOLOGY
Personal Author(s) : Johnsen, Sonke ; Sweeney, Alison ; Morse, Daniel ; Stramski, Dariusz ; Jaffe, Jules
Report Date : 30 Sep 2012
Pagination or Media Count : 19
Abstract : Our overall goal is to understand the perceptual and mechanistic principles that underlay camouflage framed in the context of the animals environment. In particular, we hope to characterize and understand the perceptual abilities of several species of benthic and pelagic cephalopods, the aspects of their optical environment that affect their camouflage behavior, the characterization of that behavior, and the molecular mechanisms inside the skin by which those responses are accomplished.
Descriptors : *CAMOUFLAGE , *CEPHALOPODA , *RESPONSE(BIOLOGY) , BEHAVIOR , BIOLUMINESCENCE , COLORS , DEEP WATER , MOLECULAR PROPERTIES , OPTICAL PROPERTIES , POLARIZATION , REFLECTION , SHALLOW WATER , ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION , UNDERWATER
Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE