Today at work, I spent the last few minutes searching the interwebs for pictures of weird ocean animals to hide around the library. Last year we hid funny Mona Lisa pictures throughout the building and the kids loved it! Since this year’s summer reading theme is water, I decided to do the funny sea creatures. I found ten really weird animals and I am psyched.
The cutest one I’ve found is the dumbo octopus. Isn’t he so precious???
But the coolest fish I have found was on the website Weird Sea Monsters (which is great by the way….check out the piglet squid…..it gives Dumbo a run for his money). It is called the barreleye fish and it is nothing short of amazing. Just look at this picture!
It has a freakin’ transparent head!!! Apparently this picture is of the first live specimen ever found. It is an elusive little guy. I think I am so fascinated by it because it kind of looks like it has a human face. Doesn’t it look like a baby?? The things that look like eyes are not actually its eyes, they are noses (I think). The eyes are somewhere in the transparent dome thingy. Go to the website and watch the video and you will probably understand it better than me.
I love that I get to discover things like this all in a day’s work. I can’t wait to talk about it to the kids this summer!
P.S. I find it interesting that the pic was taken in 2004, but just now released to the public…..I wonder what else scientists are hiding from us……Nessie perhaps?