Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

‘Sea Gypsy’ Children Have Dolphin Superpowers… Look At How They Live.

Far off the west coast of Thailand lives an incredible semi-nomadic tribe called the Moken. Perhaps the most skilled members of the tribe are the children, who are said to have underwater vision that's twice as good as children in other parts of the world. The reason? They're trained to "see like dolphins" to make them amazing fishers.

So what does that mean, exactly? It means these kids are able to spot small items (even as small as a clam), as low as 75 feet beneath the waves. For years, it was thought to be a skill unique to these Moken children, but scientists now believe that training haws more to do with it than genetics.

Here's the part of Thailand where the Moken children live and work.

Here's the part of Thailand where the Moken children live and work.

The Moken children are taught from a young age to fish like dolphins, trained to see small things in the darkness of the sea.

The Moken children are taught from a young age to fish like dolphins, trained to see small things in the darkness of the sea.

Scientists say that this talent isn't just exclusive to the Moken children.

Scientists say that this talent isn't just exclusive to the Moken children.

Their young eyes are trained to see at these depths -- in other words, it comes down to lots and lots of practice.

Their young eyes are trained to see at these depths -- in other words, it comes down to lots and lots of practice.

To see these amazing kids in action, check out the underwater video footage below.

Sources: Daily Mail, BBC

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