The Most Astounding Transparent Animals

The Most Astounding Transparent Animals: Barreleye Fish

The first photos of this strange fish alive and in its natural habitat were not published until 2004, although the species has been recognized since 1939. Found in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans at a depth of between 600 to 800 meters, there are 14 different types of Barrelfish. Their most salient feature? Their weird eyes and their completely transparent head.

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The World’s Most Incredible Bioluminescent Creatures

Bioluminescence Dragon Fish

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The Deep Sea Dragonfish

< Dragonfish belong to a group of deep sea fishes known as Stomiidae, and vary greatly based on sex. Females grow to just over foot and are much more aggressive than the male, who is ten times smaller, toothless and without a working gut. Females of some species also boast an illuminated barbell that grows from the chin, which is used as a lure for prey. Apart from the barbell, Dragonfish also have light emitting organs called photophores along the length of their bodies and in their fins.

Dragon Fish

Incredible Bioluminescence: Firefly Squid

Firefly Squid

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The Amazing Amazon Milk Frog

Amazon Milk Frog

First found in Brazil’s Maracanã River, the Amazon Milk Frog (sometimes referred to as the blue milk frog) can be yours should you be able to bring that Brazilian humidity to its cage every day!

The Fascinating Mix Of Insects And Technology

Cockroaches As Helpers

Controlling Cockroaches

Source: North Carolina State University,

The University of North Carolina recently announced that they had success with a project that allowed scientists to control the movement of cockroaches. The project, which specifically uses Madagascar hissing cockroaches, involves the placement of a sort of technological backpack on the cockroach’s back that connects to the body with wires. According to the individuals working on the project, the ability to control a small cockroach to obtain data in hard to reach places saves money since small, fully robotic systems of the same size would not need to be created.

Moths: Insect Cyborgs

Moth: Insect Cyborgs

Source: New Scientist,

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