Blane Klemek column: Patterns and colors help creatures blend in
To be seen or not to be seen – that is the solution, not the question. With creatures great and small the world over, the colors and patterns of their coverings are much more than just protection from the elements.
To be certain, few animals could survive for long without protective covering. But all those different color patterns that mix together in pelages, plumages, skins, shells, and wings and other things, helps critters blend into their respective environments.
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