Macropinna microstoma: A deep-sea fish with a transparent head and tubular eyes

MBARI researchers Bruce Robison and Kim Reisenbichler used video taken by unmanned, undersea robots called remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to study barreleye fish in the deep waters just offshore of Central California. At depths of 600 to 800 meters (2,000 to 2,600 feet) below the surface, the ROV cameras typically showed these fish hanging motionless in the water, their eyes glowing a vivid green in the ROV's bright lights. The ROV video also revealed a previously undescribed feature of these fish--its eyes are surrounded by a transparent, fluid-filled shield that covers the top of the fish's head.

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+2 1. snotraddict commented 2 years ago

Amazing. Solid uploads sux2bu.
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+4 2. Judge-Jake commented 2 years ago

You know like when you have never seen someone, or heard their voice even, but you build up a mental image in your mind of them...I'm thinking Thundersnow and I really miss her. <3

If anyone is interested as I was, the size of this fish is 15 to 44 cm length.
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0 3. thundersnow commented 2 years ago

#2 <3<3<3<3<3