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Fish With a Transparent Head: The Video Clip

Remember the post about Micropinna microstoma, the fish with a transparent head? In that post, Neatorama reader sniggitysnags told us about the existence of the video clip by Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute researchers:

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 animal is so awesome that we just have to put it on Neatorama's front page again: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks sniggitysnags!

More info at the MBARI website.


Conspiracy...no. Not big on them. Trust what I see on the web...again no.

I am sure there is no reason for them to lie to us, but it looks so unreal that my brain SCREAMS cgi.

Am I the only one that keep watching to see if it is a fake?
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Actually MBARI is having a symposium in late March to discuss things like drawing scientific conclusions from video footage and other imaging technologies like this, "capturing" the biology of organisms which can't be observed in the lab. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but is it as good as a specimen?
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i agree with the other postings. i was sure this post was going to announce that it was all a scam/april fools joke.
video is very cool, thanks for sharing. i am still a bit skeptical, though.

flatulently,
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WOW
Allready truely amazed by those pictures before,
This video had me hold my breath.

After exhaling I could not help myself for wondering what that head would taste like...

Hmm love my seafood.. nomnomnom
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ooh! aah! rrrr
ok, thinking about it..
to disect one tabletop, sushi style...
mmm
I need to talk to my local japanese restaurant, quick

WANT

(ok, I'll keep one in an aquarium too)
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