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Fascinating Creatures Found off Greenland

This frightening creature looks like a monster that would haunt bad dreams, but in reality this fish is less than 7 inches long. The fish is called a “longhead dreamer” anglerfish. Anglerfish are known for for their unique way of attracting prey. The have a growth that hangs in front of their heads which is used to trick smaller fish into coming close enough to eat.

The “longhead dreamer” anglerfish is one of 38 fish species found around Greenland for the first time. It is thought that rising water temperatures and increased deep-sea fishing has brought more new species into the area.

To see many of the new creatures visit National Geographic.

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