Extremely Rare Video of a Live Black Seadevil Anglerfish in Its Natural Deep Water Habitat

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute of Monterey, California has captured some extremely rare footage of a deep water black seadevil anglerfish alive in its natural habitat. Fewer than a half-dozen deep sea anglers have been videoed live, and this is believed to be the first time this particular species has been captured.

MBARI’s ROV Doc Ricketts observed this anglerfish for the first time at 600 m on a midwater research expedition in November 2014. We believe that this is the first video footage ever made of this species alive and at depth.

via GrindTV