Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The anglerfish: The original approach to deep-sea fishing

Oh wow! Some rare footage of the anglerfish! "Fewer than half a dozen have ever been captured on film or video by deep diving research vehicles." We are fortunate to be able to witness this one, called "Melanocetus", as seen in this vid by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). 
See second vid below, also by MBARI, about a different type of anglerfish observed by ROV Doc Ricketts for the first time...


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