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.
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September 20, 2012
Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Recorded
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