If you’re familiar with an anglerfish, it’s likely from the Disney flick “Finding Nemo.” It’s the scary deep sea predator that lures its prey via a glowing ball attached to its head. In real life, the creepy fish also known as the black seadevil has rarely been photographed in its natural environment.
“This is the first time we’ve captured this fish on video in its habitat,” said senior scientists Bruce Robison on MBARI’s website. ”The shining spot at the tip of the ‘fishing pole’ projecting from the fish’s head is a glowing lure. The anglerfish uses its light to attract prey in its deep, dark habitat.”
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