Beloved Pet: The Barreleye Fish

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Do you know, there is a strange fish whose eyes can be rotated to see towards the back?

Yes, because it turns his head see-through transparent alias!

Name that fish Barreleye (Macropinna microstoma), a unique fish found in 1939.

Fish with strange faces and heads that reflected the content of this out live on the coast of California discovered accidentally by researchers from MBARI with sophisticated cameras that they have. fish living in the deepest ocean depths where sunlight can not penetrate it. So this fish see using an ultra-sensitive eyes.

Bruce Robison and Kim Reisenbichler from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute observed this fish using a Remotely Operated Vehicles video (ROVs) in Central California, a depth of 600-800 meters below sea level.

ROV camera shows these fish depend motionless in the water. eyes are in a transparent head, filled with fluid, Robison and Reisenbichler had also brought this fish to the surface-living life-style.

In the aquarium this fish is seen that the eye can rotate horizontally and vertically.

Barreleye fish length is only a few inches, usually prey on small fish and jellyfish. Her eyes are green, can filter out the sunlight that comes directly from sea level


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