Strange New Fish May See Like Humans

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Strange New Fish May See Like Humans LiveScience Staff LiveScience.com 1 hour, 52 minutes ago While diving in the harbor of a small island in Indonesia recently, husband and wife Buck and Fitrie Randolph, with dive guide Toby Fadirsyair, found a strange fish and took some pictures. The oddball creature looks like an anglerfish, but different. Its eyes, unlike those of nearly all fish, point forward and may allow the fish to gauge depth the way humans do. The flat fish has tan- and peach-colored stripes and rippling folds of skin that obscure its fins. About the size of a human fist, it is soft and pliable enough to slip into narrow crevices of coral reefs - perhaps why it's never been seen before. The divers could not find the fish in any reference books, so they consulted an expert. "As soon as I saw the photo I knew it had to be an anglerfish because of the leglike pectoral fins on its sides," said University of Washington fish expert Ted Pietsch today. "Only anglerfishes have crooked, leglike structures that they use to walk or crawl along the seafloor or other
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