Colour & Colour Change in the Animal Kingdom

Café Scientifique – It’s a Colourful World !

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Prof. V. B. Meyer-Rochow, Research Institute of Bioluminescent Organisms, Hachijojima, Japan

It’s a Colourful World  –  colour and colour change in the animal kingdom

We all live in a colourful world, but it is only colourful, because we see it that way. Do animals then see the same colours that we do? In fact, is there any reason at all why so many organisms are so colourful?  What causes their coloration? Can the colourful animals actually control their own colours  – after all there are many species that do change their colours now and then? There are many questions and this talk, based on observations on terrestrial as well as aquatic species, will provide some answers to these intriguing questions.

Café Scientifique is a regular Tauranga-based seminar series where anyone can explore the latest scientific thinking and research from national and international speakers, in a relaxed setting.

Presentations cover a wide range of research and innovation topics such as the search for new planets, electrical behaviour of the brain during sleep, and kiwifruit industry biosecurity risks to name a few. Speakers come from a range of New Zealand or overseas universities, Crown Research Institutes and industry-based research organisations.

From nanotechnology to nutrition, marine science to molecular biology; at Café Scientifique we celebrate all things science and technology. Café Scientifique is organised by Julia and Warren Banks, Saffron Consulting Ltd, with support from the University of Waikato.

Where: Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club, 90 Keith Allen Drive, Sulphur Point, Tauranga.

When: Presentations start at 7.00pm. Light refreshments are available from 6.30pm.

Cost:  There is a $5 entry fee, which includes light refreshments.

For more information: emailjulia.banks@saffronconsulting.co.nz