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Caught live on video for the first time ever by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institutes deep-sea rover, the six-inch-long fish known as the barreleye, has a truly startling appearance.  Check out the transparent dome on the oddball barreleye.  Its fluid-filled face is actually see-through.  Looking closely, you can make out more bizarre features.  Dont be fooled by the two black marks at the front of its head.  Those are scent organs called nares, akin to nostrils in a human.

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Stunning mutations, shocking survivors and freakish feats, all caught on film. These stories are so bizarre that they seem impossible -- meet the weirdest oddities of the animal world.