Scientists say they've captured the first-ever video of a rare anglerfish first identified from a dead specimen in 1891 but never seen alive. Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute are reporting the first observations of the deep-sea anglerfish Chaunacops coloratus using remotely operated undersea vehicles. The fish, which can “walk” and changes color throughout its life, was found nearly 11,000 feet below the surface.
September 20, 2012
Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Recorded
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