Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wonder of the natural world

No, this isn't going to be a post about Jessica Biel...

This little guy, the Pacific barreleye (macropinna microstoma) has been popping up on the internet just about everywhere for the past day or so, and it's easy to see why: Its forehead is a transparent dome with its eyes mounted inside. It can look through its skull in nearly any direction to spot food and avoid predators (or, as the video points out, eager scientists).

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