David Gallo exhibits stunning images of amazing marine life, such as a sepia that changes color, a perfectly camouflaged pulpo, and a display of neon lights worthy of Times sq\. that is exhibited by fish that live in the darkest parts of the ocean.
We’re going to dive down into the ocean’s depths. For about two and a half hours on the way down, it is a perfectly positively pitch-black world, as anyone who has had that lovely opportunity knows. The animals we used to see outside the window were the most enigmatic and difficult to describe. A world of bioluminescence, like fireflies, is represented by these blinking lights. The image you are viewing on the screen was captured by a camera invented by Dr. Edith Witter, who is currently employed by the Research Conservation Association. Bioluminescence is limited to that.
So, as I said: just like fireflies. Under the tree, a flying turkey is present. I am aware (laughter). I have a geology degree. Yet I adore that. You can see that some of their bioluminescence is used to deter predators, while other types are used to attract them. However, everything is absolutely incredible artistically. A fish with glowing, pulsating eyes is just one example of what’s happening inside. Some of the colors have hypnotic properties. these beautiful patterns. And finally, this final one, which features a pinwheel design, is one of my favorites. Absolutely incredible, each and every dive. That is the unknown world.
And of everything in the oceans, we have only explored 3% as of today. We have already discovered the tallest mountains, the deepest valleys, underwater lakes, and underwater waterfalls; many of these were shown to you on stage. Additionally, we discover more life than we expected in terms of diversity and density in an area where we had previously assumed there was no life at all. Which indicates that we don’t really know very much about this planet. There is still 97 percent, and either that 97 percent is empty or is just full of surprises. However, I want to jump into some shallow water right now to look at some absolutely incredible creatures.
Cephalopods have heads and feet. I mainly knew them as calamari when I was a child. It’s an octopus. Dr. Roger Hanlon’s work at the Marine Biology Lab is this. And it’s fascinating to see how cephalopods use their extraordinary eyes to sense their surroundings, observe patterns, and look at light. Moving across the reef is an octopus. finds a place to sit, curls up, and then vanishes into the background. A difficult task. We’re going to see a few squid in the next scene.
That’s a squid. Males now turn white when they fight, especially if they are being particularly aggressive. And these two males are engaged in combat. It’s an intriguing idea that they accomplish this by bouncing their butts against one another. On the left is a man, and on the right is a woman. As a result of the male’s recent success in splitting his coloration, the female only ever sees the gentler, more kind squid-like side of him. Additionally, the male — (laughter) We’ll see it again. Let’s revisit it. Look at the color contrast: brown on the left, white on the right. He takes a step back, splitting his body to keep the other men at bay, and he emerges on the other side. I’ve been informed that this squid phenomenon is not exclusive to males, but I’m not sure. Cuttlefish, to applause.
I adore cuttlefish. This is a sizable cuttlefish from Australia. There he is, too. His little, sad eyes up here. However, they are capable of some pretty incredible feats. Watch his tentacles as we see one of them backing into this crevice. Simply pulling them in, he. makes him resemble algae. fades away into the background. Amazing in every way. This fight is between two men. Again, these cephalopods are intelligent enough to know not to harm one another. Look at the designs they can create with their skin, though. Simply amazing, that’s all. Here is an octopus.
Because predators can see them when they move, they occasionally try to hide from view. Here, this guy can actually make himself appear to be a rock and, by observing his surroundings, can actually slide across the bottom while hiding in the waves and shadows. Simply put, he disappears; his movements are unnoticeable. The trick of the shifting rock. Therefore, the shallow waters are teaching us many new things. Still exploring the deep waters, but gaining a lot of new knowledge from the shallow waters. There’s a good reason for this: there are plenty of predators in the shallow waters. A barracuda is shown below. And if you’re a cephalopod or an octopus, you know exactly how to use your surroundings as cover. You’ll see a lovely coral bottom in the subsequent scene.
If you couldn’t use your skin’s ability to change color and texture as camouflage, you can see how easily an octopus would stand out in that environment. In the foreground, you can see some algae. additionally an octopus. Isn’t that amazing? Now, Roger frightened him, and he flew off in a cloud of ink. The octopus announces when he lands, «Oh, I’ve been seen. The best course of action is to grow as large as I can. His eyespot is incredibly large due to that big brown. He is acting deceptively. In reverse, let’s proceed. When he first showed it to me, I assumed he was making fun of me. I assumed it was entirely visual. Here it is then in reverse. Watch the skin color, watch the skin texture. Amazing creature that can alter its color and fur to blend in with its surroundings. He fits right in with this algae, as you can see. One. Two. Three. And now both he and I have left. I appreciate you very much.