Thursday, March 05, 2009

Wow. It's a fish with a transparent head.

Meet the pacific barreleye fish, with a "head like a fighter-plane cockpit" (National Geographic)...



This bizarre species first turned up in fishing nets around 1939, but was not observed alive until 2004. Get this. The green bulbs in its head are its eyes. The dark spots above its moth that look like eyes are actually nostrils.

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