Monday, 13 December 2010

The bizarre barreleye

The barreleye fish, already known as a species but filmed in the deep for the first time by the Monterey Bay aquarium research institute. The green orbs are its eyes, directed upwards to detect its prey in silhouette through its transparent head.
(Taken form the BBC)


the saucer people said...

i honestly thought the barreleye fish was a cool 'shopped illustration until I googled it...the more I stare at it, the more cognitive dissonance I seem to experience..truly 'Other'....oh for barreleyed humans (I saw this class of fish is called 'chimera' which is some kind of wonderful and very appropriate).... hopping on new years never know what you will find...I somehow got to here by searching for Valery Allington's 1983 classic 'Stop' but I cannot quite remember how I did it!

Victoria Topping said...

Ha ha! well im glad you did land on my blog as this is a truly excellent fish and Valery Allingtons stop is a truly excellent song!...disco lover are we?