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Thursday, February 26, 2009

No Really, I CAN See Through You

Sometimes I wonder if deep sea fish aren't really Aliens from another planet...




Well, at least Macropinna microstoma doesn't have zombie eyes and Giger-esque teeth like the deep sea fish in my profile.

In fact it's rather cute, in a revulsive-ectoplasmic-anime-character-from-hell sorta way.


Would you like to know more?
-
Weird-eyed fish (Pharyngula)

7 Comments:

A said...

Man, way cool.

Ryan said...

Such an interesting animal. Nature is amazing, pure and simple. There is so much more out there that we have no idea about. This creature should be the next feature on "Monsterquest."
Ryan

Lim Leng Hiong said...

To A:

Word!

To Ryan:

They don't seem to have enough deep sea creatures on that show. You can never have enough deep sea creatures.

kennhyn said...

is kinda remarkable... something really interesting. I don't think my diving will go that deep to see this kind of fish. By the way, how small is the fish?

Lim Leng Hiong said...

Hi Kennhyn, welcome to Fresh Brainz!

The fish shown in the video is about 11 cm long and discovered at the depth of 770 m. The researchers encountered five specimens ranging from 3.6 to 11.6 cm long.

For more information, you can access the full article here:

http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1643/CG-07-082?cookieSet=1

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