Nature never ceases to amaze. Apparently this fish, called a Pacific Barreleye DOES exist and it has a transparent head so that its green “eyes” (inside the clear dome) can look above. Scientists say it mostly stays still in the water, waiting for food to arrive from above. They speculate that the barreleye steals food from jellyfishs’ long tendrils.
You just can’t make this stuff up! Even more strange, the “things” on the front of its face that LOOK like they should be eyes are olfactory portals (detecting smells). It makes the other cryptozoological animals that we love to study seem perfectly normal, doesn’t it?
This fish has been known to mankind since 1939 when fishermen began pulling dead ones up in their nets. But it wasn’t until 2004 that scientists actually got footage of a living barreleye fish.
Here’s the link to the National Geographic short film further describing this animal, and showing it in the deep water where it lives:
Til the next time!