S1E2: Spectrum

In this episode, Devon and Richard find out how to resolve conflicts peacefully, answer the age old question “Do dogs really see in black and white?”, explore vision in the animal kingdom, and tell you all about the most amazing animal ever: the mantis shrimp.

A second question we received that we didn’t have time to answer was “Are cephalopods colorblind?” The answer, put simply, is yes. Most cephalopods have a single photoreceptor making them pretty much completely colorblind. If this doesn’t make much sense to you, then you haven’t listened to the episode yet. (Do it.)

Below is a pretty cool video of a mantis shrimp that goes over some of the same information, but gives you a chance to see just how stunning (pun-intended) they are.

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