NOVA: Cuttlefish: Kings of Camouflage DVD

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Item #: WB9012
Call it a case of mistaken identity. When it comes to camouflage, chameleons get all the attention. But the often-overlooked cuttlefish is the real master of disguise. Cousins of the squid and octopus, cuttlefish are among the most unusual animals on our planet. With stunning underwater footage and in-depth expert interviews, NOVA gets up close and personal with this astonishing ... More
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Call it a case of mistaken identity. When it comes to camouflage, chameleons get all the attention. But the often-overlooked cuttlefish is the real master of disguise. Cousins of the squid and octopus, cuttlefish are among the most unusual animals on our planet. With stunning underwater footage and in-depth expert interviews, NOVA gets up close and personal with this astonishing brainy bunch.

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Production Year: 2007
Copyright Year: 2007
Rating: TV-G
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 56 minutes
DVI: Y
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 4x3 Letterbox

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J
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Wish this was in bluray
Review by J on 07/17/20 review stating Wish this was in bluray
these guys are so amazing
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Gladly T.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Astounding animal....outstanding video
Review by Gladly T. on 07/17/20 review stating Astounding animal....outstanding video
I could not take my eyes from the screen. This fish can do things only an alien from space should be able to do...in fact, you start thinking it is an alien from space. The most astounding talent, shown in the video, was the cuttlefishs ability to produce waves of different colors that crossed its body like neon lights...unbelievable...jaw-dropping...gotta see it to believe it. And wait till you hear about its brain size, and its life span...hard to believe it is of this earth.
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Sarah L.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Marvelous Animals
Review by Sarah L. on 07/17/20 review stating Marvelous Animals
I was excited to get this episide because I have always been interested in cuttlefish since seeing a documentary on them years ago. This taught me more than anything I have been able to view and the new discoveries they made are fascinating! I love nature programs and feel that this was at the top of most I have seen. How amazing. It makes we want to be a teacher so I could share this with classes for years to come. Worth buying and it satisfies the part of you looking for knowledge, while another part of you just cannot wait to hear more discoveries on this wonderful creature. I look forward to whatever new episodes they can make.
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Brenda S.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Magnificent creature-great for all ages
Review by Brenda S. on 07/17/20 review stating Magnificent creature-great for all ages
absolutely fascinating, A marvelous creature and mysterious. Photography is wonderful-just a wonderful piece for the whole family to experience and learn from. All ages will be amazed. Makes for great conversation about its existance and intelligence!!
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Deer T.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Cuttlefish: Kings of Camouflage
Review by Deer T. on 07/17/20 review stating Cuttlefish: Kings of Camouflage
I watched it on PBS last night, Amazing creature ~ they are able to shapeshift into any color/pattern/texture in an instant. They are intelligent and are well evolved. Helps me to dream to be more of who I am. Thank you for a wonderful program that otherwise I would never see or meet these sea creatures. The program got better and better the more I watched. Thank you!
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Jef
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent video!
Review by Jef on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent video!
First of all, there are not any other videos out there focusing on cuttlefish that I am aware of...which would make this a pretty rare DVD. I find these creatures fascinating...and originally saw this presentation on the NOVA program on television. I was pleasantly surprised to see it available on DVD as I was actually looking for a different DVD at the time. This disc is very informative, and features some really good video footage. I would recommend it for anyone who is interested in observing and learning more about cuttlefish.
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Spiritmoon
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
OH, Those Eyes!!
Review by Spiritmoon on 07/17/20 review stating OH, Those Eyes!!
How amazing they are with psychedelic lightshows, camouflage-like shape-shifting and cross-dressing when the need arises. All this in a oh so brief life! Isnt Mother Nature grand!
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Beachgirl
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
NOVA: Cuttlefish: Kings of Camouflage
Review by Beachgirl on 07/17/20 review stating NOVA: Cuttlefish: Kings of Camouflage
A fascinating and educational film on the cuttlefish!
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Mrs. N.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Amazing! Must see!
Review by Mrs. N. on 07/17/20 review stating Amazing! Must see!
I showed this to my 7th grade Life Science class. They loved it!
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Ragman
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great video.
Review by Ragman on 07/17/20 review stating Great video.
Great video.
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Dr. K.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Clever Cuttlefish
Review by Dr. K. on 07/17/20 review stating Clever Cuttlefish
This is a beautiful and enlightening documentary on the little-known cuttlefish. The commentary from expert scientists is both informative and entertaining, and the underwater footage of the various species of cuttlefish in awe-inspiring action (almost) does justice to the drastically changing colors, textures, and shapes demonstrated by these creatures. Perhaps even more amazing is the ongoing study of their intelligence by cognitive scientists. Can you imagine any other mollusk learning how to maneuver a maze based on two separate visual cues?? Highly recommended for all ages.
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Lou
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Cuttlefish -- Who Knew?!?
Review by Lou on 07/17/20 review stating Cuttlefish -- Who Knew?!?
Great documentary. My interest never flagged for a second. Cephalopods have always been my favorite people.
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Mac
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Execellent product
Review by Mac on 07/17/20 review stating Execellent product
I found this product to be educational as well as entertaining. I highly recommend it to everyone.
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Aj
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
One of NOVAs finest!
Review by Aj on 07/17/20 review stating One of NOVAs finest!
One of my favorite NOVA specials of all time. A definite must see for anyone who enjoys nature, science, gender relations, or simply beautiful footage. Everyone in our family from ages 5 to 50 loves it. Plus, its a great naptime video for small children-very restful.
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Nature L.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
SUPERCALIFRAJILISTIC EXPEALIDOCIOUS
Review by Nature L. on 07/17/20 review stating SUPERCALIFRAJILISTIC EXPEALIDOCIOUS
Saw it on PBS and had to have this in my DVD library. Its mesmerizingly beautiful, infinitely informative and photography at the highest level of excellence. How would anyone know about these wondrous creatures and their lives if it werent for this type of media. Thank you, PBS!!

"The amazing underwater footage and rare visual displays in this film will dazzle and engage viewers." -- School Library Journal



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