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In a world where finding a mate is no small feat, some anglerfishes have evolved an extraordinary strategy. The tiny male anglerfishes search for a female by smell, then bites into her and becomes permanently attached. Eventually his mouth fuses to her body, his gut degenerates, his blood vessels merge with hers and he becomes little more than an attached sperm sac available at any time to fertilize her eggs. In some species females have several males embedded in their bodies. 4 PM Wednesday, July 4, 2007 Natural History Museum, NYC JohnMitchell©2013