CUTTLEFISH: THE BRAINY BUNCH

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CUTTLEFISH: THE BRAINY BUNCH


Shown as part of the Ocean Film Series

CUTTLEFISH: THE BRAINY BUNCH (Australia, 2006, 52 min.)

Imagine an alien with three hearts and ten arms growing out of its head. In an instant it could become invisible, or switch on the most electrifying light shows ever seen. This alien actually exists. The cuttlefish is one of the strangest animals on our planet. Leading expert Dr. Mark Norman reveals how these shape-shifting champions can hypnotize their prey, impersonate the other sex and even turn out to be deadly. And they share something with us: brainpower. Cuttlefish have the largest brain-to-body ratio of all invertebrates. But does this mean they are intelligent? Can they learn and remember complex new tricks? The documentary brings to the surface the spectacular pyrotechnics of these clever creatures, discovering just what goes on between their eyes and what they can teach us about our own wits. Directed by Gisela Kaufmann. Produced by the award winning team of Gisela Kaufmann and Carsten Orlt of Kaufmann Productions.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE, no reservations needed.

National Museum of Natural History

Baird Auditorium


10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW

(METRO: Smithsonian or Federal Triangle)

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