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‘Faceless Fish’ Seen For The First Time After Over 100 Years

The mysterious deep-sea fish had not been seen since 1873.

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Despite much hard work and research by scholars and scientists, humans have only been able to explore a small percentage of the world’s oceans. There are deeper water territories that we have yet to study, and even more water creatures we have yet to discover. Indeed, the underwater world remains a big mystery.

Just recently, a team of Australian government scientists probing an unexplored area in Australia’s waters found a ‘faceless fish’ that was seen only once before over a century ago. The mysterious species was first discovered off the coast of Papua New Guinea in 1873.

Scientists found a ‘faceless fish’ that was only seen once before, over a century ago.

The fish was found during an expedition near Australia’s eastern seaboard, 2.5 miles below the ocean surface. The sea creature looks like it has no face because of its anatomy: It doesn’t have any eyes, and its mouth is under its body. It also has two spots on its head that could be its nostrils. These spots can make the fish look like it has eyes, but it doesn’t.

The fish’s anatomy makes it look faceless.

Deep ocean fish usually don’t have eyes since they live in constant darkness. The discovery of the ‘faceless fish’ can help scientists understand how life survives in the deep, dark parts of the ocean.

The discover can help scientists further study how creatures survive in the deep ocean.

Since the research team started their voyage last May, they have retrieved several thousand specimens. They have found blind sea spiders, deep-sea eals, coffinfish, and bright red spiky rock crabs. Tim O’Hara, the chief scientist, told Agence France-Presse that about one-third of what they have found are new species. This expedition will definitely be beneficial to the study of ocean life.

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Terrifying Footage Shows Canadian Hunter Being Attacked By Black Bear

He punched the animal right in the snout and – fortunately – he lived to tell the tale.

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Encounters with a bear aren’t only scary – they can be life-threatening as well. There are, however, some lucky and brave people who manage to survive and tell the tale.

Remember 61-year-old Rick Nelson? He’s that guy who had a fistfight with a huge black bear after he was attacked by the animal while walking his dog. He walked away with several scratches on his face and shoulder from the terrifying incident.

Now another ‘man versus bear’ story has recently been making rounds on the interwebs and, like Nelson’s experience, it also happened in Ontario, Canada.

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Mugger Monkeys in Bali Hold Tourists’ Items for Ransom in Exchange for Food

Researchers are studying whether or not this is a cultural activity.

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A certain population of monkeys in Bali has been puzzling and fascinating researchers. Scholars have found that the light-fingered, long-tailed macaques at one of the most popular temples on the island have been stealing tourists' possessions and holding them for ransom.

The monkeys would reportedly keep the items until they are offered food. Some even act very picky and only give back the poor tourists' possessions after receiving their choice of fruits. This robbing and bartering behavior has been causing researchers to wonder whether or not the monkeys' thieving is a cultural activity.

Monkeys at a famous temple in Bali are holding tourists' possessions for ransom - food.

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Loyal Dog Sheds Tears Right Before Dying After Being Poisoned by Thieves

A loyal dog in Indonesia successfully protected his owner’s home from thieves, but he ended up getting poisoned.

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Dogs have been called "man's best friends." They've certainly been loyal to humans. They are affectionate companions and brave guards. Dogs often put themselves at risk in order to protect their owners from danger. That's what a dog in Indonesia did. However, he was poisoned.

Indonesian Achy Wijaya — who lives in the Merauke regency of Indonesia's Papua province — shared the tragic story of his loyal dog.

It happened in the furthest east island of Indonesia.

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