By Mark T Frazzini

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A delicate creature that gently drifts a few yards beneath the surface of our Pacific Ocean, the Dragonfish resembles a jettisoned piece of seaweed.

Most of its mass consists of this seaweed-esque branching fabric that actually functions as a digestive membrane, dissolving the tiny algea that float onto this sticky feeding surface.

Extremely vulnerable to changing environmental conditions, the ever-expanding island of trash currently spinning in the northwest-pacific gyre combined with the warming and increasingly acidic ocean water, has all but wipped out this beautiful species.

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