California Two-Spot Octopus Can Sense Light with Skin, New Study Finds

New research reported in the Journal of Experimental Biology demonstrates that the skin of the California two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculoides) possesses the same cellular mechanism for detecting light as its eyes do. The California two-spot octopus does so by using the same family of light-sensitive proteins called opsins found in its eyes – a process [...] —> Read More