Oct 142011
 

Have you ever seen a Barreleye fish?

Before you watch the video below take a look at this picture of the Barreleye and see if you can tell where his eyes are.

Barreleye believable!

This brillant video by MBARI researchers Bruce Robison and Kim Reisenbichler will easily be the most amazing thing you’ve seen all day.

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I don’t know about you guys but footage like this makes me wish I would have went into Marine Biology.

As a Pennsylvania fisherman, I’m constantly catching the same species of fish on every trip.  While I love photographing Bluegill, Bass, Trout, and other freshwater fish, variety is often lacking.

It’s always fascinating to see new creatures and the diversity of life that exists deep within our oceans.  I tip my hat to the hard working Marine Biologists that work to capture just a few minutes of elusive fish like this.  NICE CATCH!

If you’d like to learn more about this exciting fish:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barreleye

http://www.mbari.org/news/news_releases/2009/barreleye/barreleye.html

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1643/CG-07-082

 

So who wins in a fight?  The Barreleye or the Candiru?  Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

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