Rare ‘Faceless’ Fish Caught Off Australia

There may be nameless creatures lurking in the deepest parts of the Earth and maybe a few faceless ones, too Like this fish recently found in the depths of an abyss off Australia

Scientists with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization and Museums Victoria caught the creature about two and a half miles below the surface Water that deep reaches near-freezing temperatures and is pitch black When looked at from the side, the fish not only appears to be missing eyes, but also gills, a mouth and a nose But it does have a mouth — it's just hiding on the bottom of its head The animal actually isn't a new species

Scientists think it's something called a "faceless cusk" Only one other has ever been caught — nearly 150 years ago off Papua New Guinea Researchers say finds like this faceless fish will help us better understand and protect deep-sea habitats For United News International, I'm Cambrie Caldwell

Rare ‘Faceless’ Fish Caught Off Australia

There may be nameless creatures lurking in the deepest parts of the Earth and maybe a few faceless ones, too Like this fish recently found in the depths of an abyss off Australia

Scientists with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization and Museums Victoria caught the creature about two and a half miles below the surface Water that deep reaches near-freezing temperatures and is pitch black When looked at from the side, the fish not only appears to be missing eyes, but also gills, a mouth and a nose But it does have a mouth — it's just hiding on the bottom of its head The animal actually isn't a new species

Scientists think it's something called a "faceless cusk" Only one other has ever been caught — nearly 150 years ago off Papua New Guinea Researchers say finds like this faceless fish will help us better understand and protect deep-sea habitats For United News International, I'm Cambrie Caldwell

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