Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Some deep-sea fish may have ability to "see with sound"

Like owls that locate prey using their hearing alone, "some deep-sea fish have evolved unique, specialised ear structures that allow them to 'hear' the environment around them rather than see it." (Cosmos)

Scientists believe this explains why some deep see fish have "very thick and rigid" inner-ear structures, which would allow them to "pick up limited vibration."

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