Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Crazy weird fish

It's a plane! It's a submarine! No, it's a barreleye fish.

This deep sea fish has freaky tubular eyes, embedded within a transparent head. Why? To see in the dark and battle stinging siphonophores for food. At least that's one theory.

I think it just wants to win the prize for best imitation of a submarine by a marine fish.

See the barreleye (aka spookfish) swim in this YouTube video sure to hit the top ten.

hat tip: Deep Sea News

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

sweet fish