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What a catch! The amazing deep-sea fish with a transparent head - Pictures and vid

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posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 09:09 PM
This is one really weird and freaky fish that has a transparent head with eyes that are inside, it lives in the depths of the ocean.


What a totally cool fish!

According to evolutionary biologists, it developed such a powerful sense of sight as a result of the harsh environment it lives in.

The fish, which is only a few inches long, lives at great depths just below the line at which sunlight can penetrate the water. The marine biologists also found that it uses its large, flat fins to remain motionless in the water.

This means that creatures around it cannot see it clearly. Predators lurking above it cannot spot it either, however it can look upwards to hunt for the small fish and plankton it lives off.

When a suitable morsel is identified, the barrelfish attacks out of the darkness and swiftly engulfs its prey.

To avoid looking at the sun when it moves into shallower waters, the creature's eyes can rotate to look forward so it can see where it is swimming.

If that was to break, its eyes would become exposed to the sea and the pressure that exists at its natural depths of between 2,000ft and 2,600ft would instantly kill it.

posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 11:07 PM
WOW! What an amazing creature. It has a very cute face - almost cartoon-like.

This is yet more proof that we should keep open minds about every possible thing in the universe and beyond.

posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 11:25 PM
reply to post by spellbound

It's definitely not cute. The two black things on it's 'face' are not eyes, those are the nostrils. The green bits inside of the transparent dome are the eyes. It looks like it moves them around like a crab or snail does, but under the protection of it's organic cockpit. Either way, I'm sure it's delicious!

"Transparent Sushi"! How novel!

posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 11:33 PM
Hey, Av, look at pic 3 - totally kissable lips! Actually, that trout-lips look that certain women have - they would be sooooo jealous!

posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:16 AM
I'm good at reading character in faces. This fish is greedy, supercilious, given to sneaky episodes of gambling and adultery and is untrustworthy in money matters. It is also a physical coward but, to its credit, it does have an infectious laugh and a good sense of humour.

posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:45 AM
Hi Asty,

This fish is totally reliable, actually - but it did lie to its husband about having a nosejob - got it removed actually.

It is a good, sorry, ate a few..but it did have 5 million so who would miss one give or take?

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