Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Barreleye Fish Sees Through Its Own Transparent Head

How's this for mind-boggling? Or should I say mind-oggling?

Sorry. So sorry.

Bad puns aside, this fish is seriously cool. The barreleye fish has a transparent head, inside of which sit its eyes. These eyes see right through its head. Scientists believe the barreleye steals food from siphonophores (jellyfish-like animals), whose stinging tentacles can't harm the fish's eyes through the protective skin.



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