Cuttlefish Change Color to Hypnotize Dangerous Prey

In a fascinating clip from the BBC documentary Blue Planet II, narrator David Attenborough elegantly explains how the cuttlefish hypnotizes dangerous prey by changing color with a natural bioluminescent light show.

This specialist hunter knows just how dangerous their prey can be. To solve this problem, they hypnotise crabs by changing the colour of their skin.

Cuttlefish Prey Hypnosis
Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.