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The first live video of a deep-sea angler!

By Leonard Ho - Posted Nov 24, 2014 09:00 AM
At a depth of 600 meters, researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute captured video of one of the least documented and craziest fish in the world: a 9cm long Melanocetus sp. deep-sea angler, AKA black seadevil. You may remember seeing an animated depiction of this fish in a obscure lil' movie called "Finding Nemo."

The first live video of a deep-sea angler!

Prior to MBARI's video shot this month, 'Finding Nemo' was the best video to see a "living" deep-sea angler.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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