Tuesday 25 March 2014

Scientists find new four-eyed fish species

Eye boggling! Scientists find new four-eyed fish species in waters off Australia
    The Daily Telegraph
IT LOOKS like an alien, but this newly discovered four-eyed fish is baffling scientists after being found in waters off Australia. 

With its 360 degree vision, the glasshead barreleye has evolved with extra eyes to help detect prey, potential mates and predators.It was found by excited researchers at the University of Tubingen’s Institute of Anatomy in Germany in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand.Also known as Rhynchohyalus natalensis, it lives at depths of between 2,600ft (800 metres) and 3,300ft (1,000 metres).

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