80661 The Terrifying Fish with Transparent Teeth

The Terrifying Fish with Transparent Teeth


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The deep-sea dragonfish is a predator that lives deep in the Pacific Ocean. Like many other deep sea predators, it's got an oversized jaw and a bioluminescent appendage to attract prey, but it does have one weird (and strangely useful) difference: its teeth are transparent! Thumbnail Credit: David Baillot/UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
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Sources:
https://www.cell.com/matter/fulltext/S2590-2385(19)30035-9
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uoc–rdw060419.php
https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Aristostomias-scintillans.html
https://www.osapublishing.org/ao/abstract.cfm?uri=ao-32-4-411
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328485-400-why-deep-sea-dragonfish-have-such-extraordinary-jaws/
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0079678612000416

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http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~ckenaley/Kenaley_2012_Dragonfish_feeding.pdf

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