Video: Scientists capture rare footage of a deep-sea anglerfish that looks pretty damn creepy 7 years ago

Video: Scientists capture rare footage of a deep-sea anglerfish that looks pretty damn creepy

The good folk from the MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) in California recently stumbled across the rarely seen deep-sea anglerfish and they managed to capture some amazing footage of the creepy creature.

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The guys over at MBARI kindly explain the situation over on YouTube: “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 mid-water research expedition in November 2014.

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“We believe that this is the first video footage ever made of this species alive and at depth.”

So there you have it folks; you’ve just watched a piece of history, albeit one disgusting, nightmare enduing piece of history. For more deep sea footage that sure to astound and amaze you (probably) check out this class GTA V underwater mockumentary.

Via MBARI – YouTube