Transmissions through time: the 2017 advent calendar
Day 9

Chameleon communication

Sir Colin Blakemore looks at how chameleons can change their colours for more than camouflage.

Chameleons are well known for being able to change their body colour to blend in with their surroundings. They can however also use this ability to communicate with other chameleons. In this video, Sir Colin Blakemore demonstrates how chameleons use their skin patterns to send visual signals to each other.

Sir Colin Blakemore gave the 1982 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "Common sense". This clip is from his first lecture "Making sense".