MNN Galleries

11 intriguing transparent animals

By: Bryan Nelson on Jan. 24, 2011, 11 a.m.
Jellyfish swim in a tank at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Photo: Terri Stewart/flickr

1 of 13

Glass-like creatures

There are ghosts currently wandering the planet, but they aren't the undead apparitions of your imagination.

Transparent animals — creatures with transparent, glass-like skin — can be found lurking in abundance in ecosystems around the globe. These fascinating, verging-on-invisible organisms are the tangible ghosts of the real world.

Here's our list of 11 of the world's most intriguing transparent animals.