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Weird Fish with Transparent Head

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posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 06:01 PM
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Im like a first time Poster... but i be on here all the time reading blogs and ect
But i found this intresting.. so i signed up...

It seems like we haven't nearly found all the species under the Blue Ocean








February 23, 2009--With a head like a fighter-plane cockpit, a Pacific barreleye fish shows off its highly sensitive, barrel-like eyes--topped by green, orblike lenses--in a picture released today but taken in 2004.

The fish, discovered alive in the deep water off California's central coast by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), is the first specimen of its kind to be found with its soft transparent dome intact.



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posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 06:29 PM
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Thank you for posting the link to this amazing fish.

It still amazes me that we keep discovering new species of animals all the time, especially in the deep ocean. Considering the earth is like 90% water, it shouldn't surprise me that much.



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 06:32 PM
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I keep a very open mind about life in the sea, so much of the sea remains uncharted and unknown. There is no telling what other kinds of sea life remains to be discovered.

But I must say...the pictures look a bit CG to me. Are they actual photos of this fish or artists CG creations of these fish?


Cheers!!!!



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 06:37 PM
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I once discovered jellyfish as big as my thumb nail. It was in a freshwater lake in Southern Michigan. I cannot remember the name of it now.

I agree totally about the sea containing undiscovered things. Also one third of the gold ever mined sits at the bottom of the ocean.



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 06:38 PM
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I so thought that too.. i was like daaaaaaaaamn they took the word 3d animation and pushed it out the window LOL

But its all real



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 06:50 PM
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oh that fish is so cool. I have never seen anything like it!

man the deep sea is full of crazy animals with more waiting to be discovered..much more. My favorite is the goblin shark...that thing looks really scary.



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 07:04 PM
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That fish looks depressed or retarded. Like one eye is higher than the other, its mouth looks like its ready to kill itself.


Cool pics though, would love to see one in person and look at its clear head.



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 11:48 AM
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Really cool looking fish!

Interesting how its eyes face foward instead of sideways like most other fish.


EDIT: Oh, found more info on the site. The fish's eyes are actually facing upwards and those small white things are organs.

[edit on 25-2-2009 by Striker122]



posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 08:43 PM
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That pic has to be CGI. The lighting just looks wrong to be a real pic, not to mention the cartoonish look to the photo. Even its brain looks fake.
Prove me wrong. If it is real then great.



posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 03:55 PM
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Originally posted by darklife
That pic has to be CGI. The lighting just looks wrong to be a real pic, not to mention the cartoonish look to the photo. Even its brain looks fake.
Prove me wrong. If it is real then great.


National Geographic isn't really known for photoshopping pictures



posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 04:01 PM
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There is already a thread on this here...

www.abovetopsecret.com...

It is a cool fish.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:11 AM
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That pic has to be CGI... Prove me wrong.

Easily done.

Original news release from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (more about them here).

Description of the fish, Macropinna microstoma, at fishbase.org. The fish, whose scientific name means Bigfin Littlemouth, was first identified in 1939, but the ruptured specimens brought up from the deeps were too mangled for scientists to observe the transparent head, rotating eyes etc.

Sitll, I must say my first reaction was the same as yours.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:24 AM
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Alex Grey should do a painting of it.

wait.. half the work's already done!


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posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 09:02 AM
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Great find astarix.....


Here is great video of the fish with informative narration.




posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 09:14 AM
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Im not sure, ive never seen a fish move like that, it still looks fake, but then again ive never seen a fish with a head like that. This is possibly a really good find and a very strange fish. Anyone else feel like poking the transparent bit to see what happens.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by pazcat
Im not sure, ive never seen a fish move like that, it still looks fake, but then again ive never seen a fish with a head like that. This is possibly a really good find and a very strange fish. Anyone else feel like poking the transparent bit to see what happens.


Did you not see the video? the reputable websites? This fish is very real and very cool.

Not only do I want to poke its head but I want to eat it head sashimi style I bet it taste like roe.

Would love to see a video of it eat though with that tiny mouth of it



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 10:06 AM
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Yeah i saw the vid and checked it out, i believe its real.
Its just so odd.
Im up for eating it too, in a nice beer batter with some chips.
Wonder if its telepathic.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 12:30 PM
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Thats the first things i wondered about, it being telepathic.

Am curious if it has properties similar to certain species of buffo frogs (licking toads) when eaten.

As a matter of fact considering how little we know about oceanic life, I wonder if there are marine life that provide extra sensory abilities when eaten or extracted from.

This fish I have a sneaky feeling would provide some sort of effect.



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 02:43 AM
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Thats the first things i wondered about, it being telepathic.

The fish isn't weird enough for you already, you want it to be telepathic, too?

Some people I'll never understand.



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 02:28 PM
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That fish is one of the most weirdest things I have ever seen. There is so much beauty on this planet.



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