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Anglerfish Physically Fuse to Their Mates, And We Finally Know How That’s Possible – techtoday19

A female deep-sea anglerfish, Melanocetus johnsonii. (Edith A. Widder) Dating is hard enough when you have ample choice, but imagine drifting through a dark nothingness, half-formed and hopeless, starved for nutrients and love.So goes the life of a bachelor a…

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Dating is hard enough when you have ample choice, but imagine drifting through a dark nothingness, half-formed and hopeless, starved for nutrients and love.
So goes the life of a bachelor anglerfish, and when there aren’t plenty of fish in the deep sea, you can’t blame them for being a little clingy when they do find one.
Still, some anglerfish take that neediness to the extreme. When certain species sniff out a giant female in the dark, they will whip out their sharp teeth and bite their date…

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