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12 days ago (2020-01-13 03:18:35)

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It's a whale of a fish! Not really, but it is a whalefish!โ โ 
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Originally described as resembling baleen whales, these spectacular animals are also spectacularly shy. We have few images of fish species in the family Cetomimidae, but our researchers were lucky enough to capture some incredible footage of this individual at 1,665 meters (5,462 feet) deep. โ 
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Whalefishes lack external scales and pelvic fins and their eyes are very small and, in some species, useless!โ  The lens is lost shortly after transformation from the larval stage and with it the ability to form images. To compensate, whalefishes have developed a highly sensitive lateral line system. This system of sensory pores runs the length of the fish's body and helps it to accurately perceive its surroundings by detecting vibrations. Whalefishes have rarely been collected alive, therefore few details of their biology are well known. ๐ŸŽฅ @mbari_news
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@edenalush1 posted 11 days ago

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@jtonk64 posted 11 days ago

@jared_tonkyro

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@lena.berglund.75033 posted 11 days ago

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ˜Š

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@laipadron posted 11 days ago

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@kaholikkits posted 11 days ago

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@michaelperfil posted 11 days ago

Wow

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@evamgc posted 11 days ago

@e.ubis

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@brockoli18 posted 11 days ago

@ne

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@stemwindercreative posted 11 days ago

No sense of scale here. How big?

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@rachelfortalejo posted 11 days ago

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@dominiquebarouh posted 11 days ago

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@lolixedda posted 11 days ago

Che caxxu di pesce ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ @robertinatiger

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@jaszmineddy posted 11 days ago

Am I the only one that first looked at and said it look like a penis

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@troncalem posted 10 days ago

Penis fish

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@sherzad.xoshnaw.940 posted 10 days ago

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@sidserpa posted 10 days ago

Oi

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@jung_bliss posted 10 days ago

์‹ ๊ธฐ์‹ ๊ธฐ

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@betta_rorotangalaxy posted 10 days ago

Salamander โค๏ธ

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@bubba_love06 posted 9 days ago

I thought this was a penis

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@yporquetancaro posted 9 days ago

@elmateux

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@dannabou posted 6 days ago

5,000 ft feep.. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ณgood lawd.. I didn't know there was a camera that went that deep

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@annarosa_volpe posted 1 day ago

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