Deep Sea Fish Video: Barreleye
In this video you’ll witness the first ever images captured of a live barreleye fish in its habitat with its bizarre, transparent dome intact. Known to scientists as Macropinna microstoma, this footage captured by scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, shows the curious and unusual eyes of this deep sea fish. Scientists believe the transparent, jelly-filled dome protects its eyes from the stinging cells of deep sea siphonophores, which it probably preys upon. These small, slow-moving fish are found living at depths from 2,000 to 2,600 feet deep, in what’s known as the twilight zone.