Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Death From Below

The stargazer fish was named that because it has eyes on the top of its head. But it’s not stars that this fish is looking for -it’s food! The stargazer wiggles its body and digs into the ocean floor with its fins until it is completely buried, except for those eyes. When a smaller fish swims by oblivious, it leaps from the sand in a terrifying instant. Enjoy the action in this compilation video, with a decidedly strange musical accompaniment, and then read more about the stargazer fish at Atlas Obscura. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amazing it can swallow a fish head first, tail first, or sideways.
Blowing out the scales was unexpected.