This NOVA mini-doc goes behind the scenes to show how an intriguing cuttlefish behavioral study at the MBL was accomplished! The study was led by Alex Schnell (former MBL Grass Fellow) and MBL Senior Scientist Roger Hanlon.
Witness a hungry, color-changing cuttlefish take part in an oddly adorable, psychological experiment that was originally designed for humans. Following special training, it’s faced with the decision to devour one of two tempting prey: Will it immediately strike the mediocre meal (a shrimp) or wait for a more delectable dinner (a crayfish)? Its intriguing behavior is challenging our understanding of the origins of intelligence.