Aptly known as the spook fish, this translucent ocean dweller’s telescope-like eyes face directly upward to keep an eye on potential prey. To enhance its vision, the barreleye’s head is completely transparent, so as to allow its eyes to collect even more incident light and aid in its collection of food. Pretty cool!
Sharks are equal parts terrifying, mysterious and incredible. With around 400 shark species existing in the world today, each has its own aesthetic, hunting techniques and temperament. Here are seven of the…
At a time when cats reign supreme as the internet’s–and world’s–pet of choice, a few creative types have commenced their attempts to draw the pet fish from the depths of obscurity by creating incredible works of aquarium art. Places like Hydropolis in Qingdao, China, have even gone as far as creating entire living complexes within an aquarium.
Despite its name and appearance, the cusk-eel is not an eel but rather a fish. While the fish featured here is pretty small, the largest species of cusk-eel can be found traversing the 6,600-feet depths of the sea with a length of around 6.6 feet (2 meters).
Despite its Miami Vice coloring, this isn’t much of a “fun-loving” fish. The venomous, carnivorous lionfish can be found cruising through the Indian and western Pacific Oceans, and unlike other lionfish, this species’ spines lack any kind of marking.