While you may not have heard of them, the mysterious Bajau Laut tribe have certainly earned their fair share of headlines. Why? Well, these people from Southeast Asia live a truly fascinating lifestyle, with each tribe member spending around 60 percent of each day under the waves. And as a result of these aquatic habits, it appears that the Bajau Laut’s bodies have changed dramatically over the years – leading, in fact, to an incredible genetic adaptation.
Sometimes referred to as “sea nomads,” the Bajau Laut live in several different areas around Asian nations such as the Philippines, Brunei and Malaysia. In terms of numbers, meanwhile, it’s believed that the tribe may number over one million people. And as their nickname suggests, the Bajau Laut are often found out on the water.