Totally Wild
Friday, July 31, 2009 | Author: eventer79
Friday Fun Fact!

Perhaps better called "Fun Fish" today -- the ocean's depths continue to produce animals both bizarre and fascinating. I am hard pressed to say anything about this one: the barreleye (Macropinna microstoma). I am too busy staring at the picture and video with my mouth open.

Those things that look like eyes? Those are nostrils; the eyes are those green globby bits under the dome on its head. You can read more about it here. While you do, I will continue sitting here staring it trying to force myself to believe that it is not just some artist's rendering of a crazy cartoon alien being.

Surely our imaginations will never surpass nor encompass the wonder and variety that is the natural world.
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2 comments:

On July 31, 2009 at 2:25 PM , Once Upon an Equine said...

At first glance I thought "Oh, what a pretty little face that fishy has." That is really odd.

 
On July 31, 2009 at 2:59 PM , lifeshighway said...

omg is that real. I keep looking at the video and wondering if it's real. I can't quite get my head around this. I may have to lie down.