First Ever Footage Of Terrifying Deep-Sea Animal

Anglerfish are most well-known for the bioluminescent protrusion off the heads of females. As light is scarce in the deep sea, prey are attracted to the light, and they quickly get eaten. Because this area is so dark, scientists have not been able to gather a lot of information about how these fish actually live, until now.

A remotely operated submarine controlled by scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has filmed a small angerfish in its environment for the first time, giving amazing new insight into how these fish live.

They also collected the fish for study. This is fairly exciting, as most anglerfish that are examined are already dead. Though it might seem cruel, collecting a few specimens for study allows scientists to better understand the biology and needs of the species, which can be invaluable to conservation efforts.

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+1 1. JohnAmca commented 9 years ago

Nope Nope Nope .......
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+5 2. Dmitry commented 9 years ago

#1 I find the resemblance is quite striking, is this thing related to you?
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+21 3. seldomseen77 commented 9 years ago

And somewhere there is a male Anglerfish that looks at this abomination and thinks: "Damn she's so hot!"
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+1 4. Judge-Jake commented 9 years ago

My theory of reincarnation is we all become one of these. Incidentally my theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted. :*
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+3 5. ihateregistering commented 9 years ago

#3 I don't know, heard it's kinda dark down there.
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0 6. 1010010010101 commented 9 years ago

"First Ever Footage Of Terrifying Deep-Sea Animal"

Terrifying? :|