Der Fisch mit den See-Thru-Head

25.02.2009 Misc #Animals #Fish

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Diesen Fisch mit transparenten Kopf hatte ich gestern bereits in den Links, jetzt erst habe ich ein Video davon gefunden und wenn man den so in Bewegung sieht, wird er nochmal ein bisschen mehr Realität, als vorher, der Fisch.

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.

This video is narrated by senior scientist Bruce Robison.

Researchers solve mystery of deep-sea fish with tubular eyes and transparent head