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Octopus Skin Senses Light, No Eyes or Brain Needed

May 20th, 2015

Episode 256 of 725 episodes

The skin of a California octopus species has a molecular light-sensing mechanism that allows it to change color to match its surroundings with no input from the creature's eyes or brain. Dina Fine Maron reports.

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