First ever video footage of rare deep sea anglerfish


This rare anglerfish has been captured on video for the first time by a team of US scientists, using a remote-operating vehicle (ROV).

Chaunacops coloratus was described in 1899 from a dead specimen, but up until now, has never been seen alive.

The footage (see below) was taken by a team from Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) at depths of 7,800-10,000' off the coast of California.

The video also shows the difference in coloration between blue-grey juveniles and the bright red adults.


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