Sunday, March 02, 2008

Baby Thornback Ray Has Eery Alien-Like Smile

With its odd smile and translucent body this creature could be mistaken for a young cousin of one of Doctor Who's adversaries.
In fact it is the underside of a young thornback ray, pushing itself up the inside of an aquarium.

What appear to be eyes are gill slits, part of the animal's mechanism for breathing. Its real eyes are on top of its body. Full article here


Paulie L said...

That is a strange image! Adult Thornback Ray or Roker are strange looking creatures anyway, the eye of an adult is particulalry evil andsimilar to a goats... Strangley!

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