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!

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