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        Camouflage and Color

        Camouflage allows animals to become less visible to their predators or their prey. As a survival strategy, camouflage is dependent on light in the ocean. Light is limited in the aquatic environment as water molecules interfere with the travel of electromagnetic radiation. This video segment highlights the many adaptations of undersea animals that take advantage of the light and color available to them. The companion lesson plan looks at light energy and how ocean life takes advantage of the limited light and color changes with depth to survive.


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