Fish With A Transparent Head

“The common name for the fish is “barreleyes.” Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute investigators recently figured out why this species has such an unusual head. Its eyes can actually rotate within its “skull,” so the transparency allows the wary swimmer to keep a literal eye on happenings above it, as well as to the sides and directly in front.”

New deep sea creatures are discovered on nearly every deep sea dive and are a continuous source of wonder and bewilderment at the range of forms that natural selection is able to produce. The eyes are the green organs within the head that allow for a nearly 360 view, while what look like eyes are the fish’s nose.