01 Jan '12, 4am

Marine survey in Scotland discovers brainless, faceless fish

Marine survey in Scotland discovers brainless, faceless fish

A marine survey around islands off Scotland has found a fish-like creature without a face or a brain, researchers said. -- PHOTO: THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK via MARINE SCOTLAND (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A marine survey around islands off Scotland has found a fish-like creature without a face or a brain, researchers said. The creature and others were recorded during a government-backed survey of the waters around Scotland's coast, using underwater video and acoustic and 3-D images, the BBC reported on Wednesday. The survey recorded the prehistoric 'faceless and brainless' amphioxus off Orkney, scientists said. The rarely seen species is considered a modern example of the first animals that evolved a backbone, with a primitive nerve cord down its back and no clearly defined face or brain. Amphioxus and other seldom-seen species were described as 'weird a...

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