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The Dragonfish, Grammatostomias flagellibarba.

Like most deep sea fish, the dragonfishpossesses bioluminescent or light-emitting photophores. These photophores are used for tracking mates, camouflage, and luring prey.  The scaleless dragonfish uses its barbel, a fleshy threadlike growth from its chin, to lure it’s unsuspecting prey.   It waves the barbel around until a crustacean or other small organism is close enough to snatch and eat.

Dragonfish have very large teeth and strong jaws to feed on their prey.  While they are successful hunters, they are still prey to other deep sea creatures. Most organisms in the deep sea generate light so the dragonfish’s stomach is lined with black coloring so their predators can not see them when they are digesting.  This is a clever adaptation that keeps the dragonfish’s food from giving away its location to predators like the viperfish!

Even though they strike a frightening pose with their long sharp teeth, there is no need to fear this creepy-looking fish. They live as deep as 5000 feet below the surface – not to mention they can only grow as much as 6 inches long.  That’s only a little bit longer than an iPhone!  There is not too much known about a lot of deep sea animals but scientists work every day to study and discover new and unique species in the deep sea.

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The descent into Alzheimer’s disease. A doctor chronicles the signatures of his patient as the disease took hold of her. Our love goes out to anyone who’s dealt with this awful disease in some way. 
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 Octopus-Inspired Design Ideas

The octopus, with its eight writhing tentacles and otherworldly appearance, has fascinated and inspired mankind since we first explored the oceans. While we may no longer write myths and legends about tentacled sea beasts, these modern octopus-inspired household designs are enough to inspire a dread of the deep. Some of us might not feel comfortable facing a slimy octopus, but the artists and designers behind these octopus products consider them be great sources of inspiration for their artworks. That sleek black leather octopus chair could be Poseidon’s throne, while those octopus chandeliers might make you feel like you’re 20,000 leagues under the sea.

1.2)  Octopus Chair. Image credits: Maximo Riera

3) Octopus Umbrella. Image credits: imgur.com | Buy

4) Octopus Bracelet. Image credits: Maya

5.)Octopus Chandelier. Image credits: imgur

6) Octopus Ear Cuff. Image credits: martymagic

7) Octopus Table. Image credits: Image credits: Isaac Krauss

8) Octopus Watch. Image credits: kudoke.eu

9) Octopus Candelabra. credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com

10) Octopus Cake. Image credits: Karen Portaleo

11) Octopus Rings. mage credits: Linda Smyth

12.13) Octopus Chandelier. credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com

14) Octopus Punch Bowl. credits: catalog.sourcecollection.com

15) Octopus Cellphone Holder. Available at Amazon.com

16) Octopus Gate. Image credits: paulgilbert-blacksmith.co.uk

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Mormon Missionary Positions

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MY ANACONDA DON’T WANT NUN UNLESS YOU GOT BUNS HUN!

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