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Wednesday, January 08, 2020

There are some questions in science that can only be answered by strapping a pair of 3D glasses to an unsuspecting cuttlefish and setting it loose in an underwater movie theatre.

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Wardill and his colleague, Rachael Feord at Cambridge University, realised they could test whether cuttlefish use stereopsis by getting them to wear 3D glasses and playing them some juicy 3D shrimp movies. "A lot of people said it wasn't going to work," Wardill said. "They said they'd rip the glasses off. They said there'd be ink in the tank."

But Wardill and his co-workers found a way. In experiments at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, the researchers found that careful treatment, distractions, and a copious supply of shrimp were rewarded with cooperation. "You've got to get in the mind of the cuttlefish and make them happy," Wardill explained.

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Funniest. Image. Evar.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-01-08 08:49 PM | Reply

Funniest. Image. Evar.

#1 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT

Did you watch the video?

It's even funnier when the cuttlefish is facing away from the camera.

I'd love to meet the bloke who came up with this idea for an experiment.

#2 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-08 08:55 PM | Reply

I want to know what Capt Sparrow has to say about the cuttlefish.

#3 | Posted by Petrous at 2020-01-08 09:25 PM | Reply

Cuttlefish makes me think of the Human CentiPad episode of South Park.

Funny episode.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 09:29 PM | Reply

I want to know who is funding that nonsense.

#5 | Posted by Sniper at 2020-01-09 01:10 PM | Reply

#5 We don't care.

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-01-09 09:20 PM | Reply

#5 what are they trying to study?

If you can't answer that you should sit back down at the kids table.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-10 11:54 AM | Reply

what are they trying to study?

If Jaws 3-D will scare a cuttlefish into pooopin itself?

I mean. It was a flop in the human world. But perhaps we can market the 1983 movie to an entirely new market.

Movies for fishes is so delicious.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-10 12:05 PM | Reply

#5 We don't care.

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-01-09 09:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

#5 what are they trying to study?

If you can't answer that you should sit back down at the kids table.

#7 | Posted by jpw

Yes, you are all adults and think the taxpayer should fund all crap.

#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2020-01-10 05:42 PM | Reply

#9 | Posted by Sniper at

You dork, over 3/4ths of spending comes from universities. Private stuff pulls most of the rest. Really the Government probably spends more on Arts & Crafts (the decorated alien kind).

Unless you count the tons in university grants. But then Sience! has to be paid for by someone, one way or another.

#10 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-01-10 06:12 PM | Reply

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