Effect of Contrasting Coral Reef Coloration on the Camouflage Patterning of Sepia bandensis
Name of Award
3M Small Scale Grant
Jill Welter, Associate Professor of Biology, and Emily Cardinal, student researcher, received a $2,150 award from the 3M Small Scale Grant program to study how cuttlefish sense their environment and how color influences their camouflage behavior. They hope to determine if naturally occurring contrasting colors cause dwarf cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis) to elicit camouflage patterning that differs from grayscale contrast patterns alone, and if so, to what natural, contrasting colors can cuttlefish camouflage.
Welter, Jill PhD and Cardinal, Emily, "Effect of Contrasting Coral Reef Coloration on the Camouflage Patterning of Sepia bandensis" (2013). External Grant Awards. 131.
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