Camouflage, also called cryptic coloration, is a defense or tactic that organisms use to disguise their appearance, usually to blend in with their surroundings. Organisms use camouflage to mask their location , identity, and movement. This allows prey to avoid predators, and for predators to sneak up on prey.Here some
I am not sure if the way you worded the question is because of a limited grasp of syntax, or if you you see the world as being the product of
Wow, there is a lot of
I'm not sure that camouflage occurs more often in aquatic animals than terrestrial animals, and I suppose it depends on what kind of camouflage we are talking about, as there are many kinds in nature.Whether we are talking about water or land, cuttlefish are certainly very special animals. I don't
By what mechanisms are creatures like octopi and squids able to actively change their colour to camouflage themselves?
A number of cephalopods--the group of animals that includes octopuses, squid and cuttlefish--are skilled in the art of color change, which can be used for camouflage or to startle and warn potential predators in their undersea realm. Many of these
Via natural selection, which is a key point most people don't properly understand. How are things selected? Through death.It's much like a bag full of M&Ms. Say you have a large bag of M&Ms, but you dislike the green ones. As you go through the bag, there will be
Camouflages evolve by the process of natural selection.Animals don't intentionally modify their appearance according to their surroundings. It's just a random process.When an organism reproduce sexually, it's offspring isn't exactly like him. Sexual reproduction is characterized by the variations of the traits seen in the offspring.
I got my degree in remote sensing. We had to learn a lot of things about pattern recognition, texture, shadowing all kinds of stuff.I recall during the Gulf War I, there were pictures on the web of the Bagdhad Airport. All these on line prognosticators were saying "Oh my, look at all the holes,
Your assumption is that IR and other such technologies are carried by every soldier and it isn't. Most soldiers and other combatants don't have access to the technologies that would render camouflage useless. This is why the US and other militaries
It does NOT know how to evolve. That is the basic most important point of the theory of evolution. There is no thinking being there directing things. Just a lot of happenstance that sometimes turn out bad and sometimes turns out good.When it turn out bad the animal with that random mutation have a hard
Most amazingly camouflaged animals, definitely don't pose for the best camera shots. They blend to be safe, get disengaged, Ambush and prey, and in some of the cases to be more attractive to their females. They do it with the help of surrounding, changing colour,
Traditional camouflage is optimised so that it's disruptive effect works mostly at one distance. At close range big blobs have no disruptive effect, as they're big blocks of colour. At long range the eye can't distinguish small blobs well enough for them to have any
The camouflage is there to deceive your eyes. Most car companies use them to protect the design of their, soon to be released, cars. The camouflage hides any sleek edges and doesn't give a clear look into the car's details.
It hurts me to discuss this, because from my
Why does the USAF wear camouflage if most airmen won't see combat? Nothing against the USAF (I actually would consider joining but it's just a random thought.)
That is a good question. The largest threat to a airman is an attack on their base itself.I was in the USAF during the 80's (all of them, by the way) and we transitioned from fatigues to BDU's around 87–88.What was interesting was in USAFE (US
I do not know of any apes which display camouflage ability. So, nothing in our ancestry to lend it.Humans have no rel fur, so color changes in it are out of the question. We stand up, so we stand out. Let me say that again: we stand up, so
I'm not sure that camouflage occurs more often in aquatic animals than terrestrial animals, and I suppose it depends on what kind of camouflage we are talking about, as there are many kinds in nature.Whether we are talking about water or land, cuttlefish