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Deep Sea Dreamers

A deep sea anglerfish called a dreamer
Courtesy of Tracey Sutton, DEEPEND Consortium

A dreamer is not only the term for someone with aspirations and goals, it is also a fun nickname given to deep-sea anglerfish by scientists. In 2015, scientists discovered this species, Lasiognathus dinema. It lives at depths between 3,280 and 4,900 feet (1,000 and 1,500 m), a place so dark that the lanternfish uses a bioluminescent lure to attract its prey.