You are seeing a transparent goldfish made possible by Japanese researchers from Mie University and Nagoya University. The idea for such an organism is to view and understand the functioning of the different organs without having to dissect it. “You can see a live heart and other organs because the scales and skin have no pigments.You don’t have to cut it open. You can see a tiny brain above the goldfish’s black eyes”, said Yutaka Tamaru who is an associate professor in the department of life science at Mie University.
This particular goldfish could grow as long as 10 inches and is expected to have a life span of 20 years. So in its entire life cycle, the development of its various organs can be seen, recorded and used in further studies without having to cut it open. There is also a word about mass production of transparent frogs in the forth coming year to be available for laboratories and schools in Japan, each being priced at about $110.
[source : dailytech.com]