Cloaking the Bobtail Squid

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An idea in the Star Trek universe was the cloaking device, which made Klingon and Romulan spaceships invisible. The Hawaiian bobtail squid has a camouflaging method that can be likened to the Star Trek gadgets, and it was in place before the spaceship thing was a gleam in Gene Roddenberry's eye.

The little bobtail squid, which at first glance has a resemblance to an octopus, glows in the dark. It is not designed to do that by itself, but instead has help from bioluminescent bacteria. This win-win situation requires an amazing level of specified complexity.

In an amazing display of specified complexity and a mutually beneficial arrangement, the Hawaiian bobtail squid is essentially cloaked from predators.
Bobtail Squid about to get out of Dodge, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (site endorsement not implied)
These little dumplings start getting the necessary bacteria shortly after birth, having tissues that kill the other microbes; the bacteria they want are already immune. Then it feeds — cultures — the bacteria. When they grow into a colony, they send a telegram to the squid. They help it glow so that it is invisible to predators below, resembling the light from the moon! Evolutionists blithely state, "It evolved" (which is not an explanation), but cannot say how it supposedly happened through the empirical science they pretend to use. The glowing bobtail squid symbiosis is clearly the work of the Master Engineer. That's the logical conclusion.

Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) live among the sand flats and sea plants of the Hawaiian archipelago. Along with other bobtail squid, these lime-size ocean dwellers glow in the dark. The ability to glow in the dark has multiple purposes, including aiding the ability to find a mate.

Scientists spend whole careers trying to figure out how these squid lights work. Bioluminescent bacteria named Vibrio fischeri colonize unique light organs inside the squid’s bodies. The squid feed the bacteria, and the bacteria light up.

Simple, right? Well, it’s simple to look at but intricate in its setup and function. Bobtail squid light organs have lenses and reflectors to control light direction and intensity, filters to control light color, and expandable ink sacs to control light volume (illuminance). It needs all these parts to match its glow with the evershifting moon glow from above.

To finish reading this fascinating article, see "The Bobtail Squid’s Living Cloaking Device."