See-through fish surprises fisherman

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A fisherman in New Zealnad was freaked out when he caught a see-through fish in his net. He was even hesitant to bring it on board.

But there’s no reason to fear. It’s a salp, a fish that’s not that uncommon.

They look like spineless jellyfish, but they are not. 

They have bones, internal organs and a vascular system, like regular fish.

Being translucent helps them avoid predators.

And they tend to be in the southern hemisphere.

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