Giant, Unknown Animals Found off Antarctica

Giant, Unknown Animals Found off Antarctica
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This 19-inch-long (50-centimeter-long) daggertooth sports a striking iridescent body and sapphire blue eyes.

An Antarctic neighbor of the predatory stareater, this fish is one of the southernmost daggertooths ever caught, said New Zealand scientists who captured it during a marine census in early 2008.

The animal uses its long mouth and forward-curved teeth to immobilize prey, clamping down and pulling back to tear through and paralyze the victim's spine.

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—Photograph by Peter Marriott/NZ IPY-CAML
 
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