Researchers capture footage of rare fish with transparent head

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Researchers capture footage of rare fish with transparent head

If you’ve been here before, you know that we’ve spoken about the bizarre wonders of the deep on many occasions. You can’t blame us, though. Scientists, experts, and researchers just keep sharing more and more awesome s**t from the ocean’s depths, and we’re one-hundred per cent on board with it. So, with that in mind, check out this little bewdy – the barreleye fish.

All right, so first things first, if you’re anything like us, you might not have heard of these strange little buggers before now. Don’t worry, there’s no shame in that and we can all learn something today, but these little legends are pretty f**ken cool.

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That’s because their head is transparent and you can see their f**ken eyeballs through their practically invisible noggin. Have a bloody squiz at this one to see what we mean.

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The new footage of the rare creature has been shared by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), and while it’s not exactly dramatic, it’s pretty f**ken mintox. Yeah, nah, we love all creatures great and small, and we love to see species we’ve never seen before.

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They captured the video of the barreleye fish with a remote-operated vehicle off the coast of California, and we’ve gotta say that it really is a strange-looking little f**ker. Yeah, nah, there’s no two ways about it. It’s got a unique look, that’s for sure.

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Emphasising just how rare the little bewdy is, MBARI shared that, “MBARI’s remotely operated vehicles Ventana and Doc Ricketts have logged more than 5,600 dives and recorded more than 27,600 hours of video, yet we’ve only encountered this fish nine times.”

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The fish operates in total darkness, and grows to about 15cm in length. Its eyes, which mostly look straight up out the top of its head, help it find jellyfish to eat in the ocean’s depths.

Final thought: As we alluded to above, we bloody love the sheer number of awesomely strange and otherworldly creatures that science keeps finding in the ocean’s deepest crevices. Yeah, nah, we can’t wait to see what they bring up next. Anyway, let us know what you reckon about this little bewdy.

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Video Link: MBARI

H/T: CNET.


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