Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Claudia is a science journalist and editor. Her work focuses on marine science, the environment, and wildlife, particularly regarding how humans interact with the world around them.

Cuttlefish masquerade by morphing their 3D skin

Cuttlefish masquerade by morphing their 3D skin

Look again at that spiky, algae-covered rock as it stirs and unfurls its arms: It’s not a rock at all, but a cuttlefish in disguise.

New research by MBL Senior Scientist Roger Hanlon and colleagues describes a rare form of “masquerade” camouflage in which cuttlefish change the bumpiness of their skin to resemble an inanimate object, like a rock.

Read the rest at MBL's The Well. 

The Accidental Slaughter of Millions of Seahorses

The Accidental Slaughter of Millions of Seahorses

How Much Should Expectation Drive Science?

How Much Should Expectation Drive Science?