By writing 1 December 20, 2022 at 9:51 am
World – Nature has been a great mystery for years and it is not the first time that scientists have focused on discovering unknown life forms that live at the bottom of the sea. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) has released a new video that reveals rare footage of a fish with a transparent head.
In order to capture the images, the remote-controlled device obtained images of a fish called the barrel eye (Macropinna microstoma) during a research expedition in Monterey Bay, off the coast of California, USA.
The most striking thing about the fish is its transparent head and bright green eyes. A sea animal can look up through its own forehead and thus easily find its prey.
“MBRI’s Ventana and Doc Ricketts remote-controlled vehicles have logged over 5,600 dives and captured more than 27,600 hours of video, but we’ve only found this fish nine times,” the organization explained about the rarity of the footage.
Previously, scientists thought that the fish’s tubular eyes could only see upwards, overhead, but a paper published in 2009 described how the eyes can rotate within a transparent space so that it can also see straight ahead. Therefore, it is possible for the animal to monitor what goes into its mouth.
Watch the video: