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A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego have discovered what’s responsible for making the teeth of the deep-sea dragonfish transparent. This unique adaptation, which helps camouflage the dragonfish from their prey, results from their teeth having an unusually crystalline nanostructure mixed with amorphous regions. The findings could provide “bioinspiration” for researchers looking to develop transparent ceramics.

 

Full story: jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/news/news_releases/release.sfe?id=2803

 

Photos by: David Baillot/UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

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Taken on May 30, 2019