Monday, November 24, 2014

Seadevil Anglerfish Caught on Video

We know quite a bit about the anglerfish because it’s so weird that bloggers love to talk about it. But it’s rare to catch footage of one in its natural habitat because they live deep down where there is little sunlight. An ROV from the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) recorded this anglerfish at a depth of 600 meters in Monterrey Canyon. Although MBARI recorded anglerfish before, they believe this is first time the species Melanocetus, or the Black Seadevil, has been filmed. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

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