The anglerfish cought on video

- and my immediate question is: Could it BE any more scary /nasty? For what is probably the first time in our history, the anglerfish has been caught on video. And within a few days, the video has been seen more than 8 million times on youtube! None of my videos has ever made even a fraction of that - despite for having been online for years! LOL

Deep-sea anglerfish are strange and elusive creatures that are very rarely observed in their natural habitat. Fewer than half a dozen have ever been captured on film or video by deep diving research vehicles. This little angler, about 9 cm long, is named Melanocetus. It is also known as the Black Seadevil and it lives in the deep dark waters of the Monterey Canyon. MBARI's ROV Doc Ricketts observed this anglerfish for the first time at 600 m on a midwater research expedition in November 2014. We believe that this is the first video footage ever made of this species alive and at depth.

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