BARRELEYE FISH CAUGHT ON VIDEO

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MONTEREY, CA – Scientists have finally caught the barreleye fish on video, verifying it’s transparent head and internal eyes!

The fish lives in the deep waters off the California coast. It’s head consists of smell organs in the front, a transparent covering on top, and large internal eyes that point upward, to look for possible prey in the tiny amount of light it receives at depths of 2,600 feet.

Scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute knew the fish looked to the surface, but are now able to verify the eyes can in fact rotate, based on video footage recently released.

Check out the mysterious fish in action:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM9o4VnfHJU]

7 thoughts on “BARRELEYE FISH CAUGHT ON VIDEO”

  1. Wow, that is fantastic. I look at it and I think, "how can such a thing be real?" The explanation of its feeding behavior (moving into the tentacled creature to steal food) are a good explanation for such unbelievable adaptations.

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