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Video: Deep sea anglerfish with parasitic male Photo

Video: Deep sea anglerfish with parasitic male

A video shot by a special submersible at around 800m (2624 ft) off São Jorge Island, Azores, shows the first ever recorded footage of a female fanfin sea devil (Caulophryne jordani) with an attached parasitic male. Like other deep-sea anglerfish, the female has a bioluminescent, lurelike appendage (esca) that drifts in front of her head to attract prey. But in the video, the filaments and fin rays also appear to emit light at their tips and at intervals along their length.

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Anglerfish ships version 2 of their remote strobe trigger Photo

Anglerfish ships version 2 of their remote strobe trigger

Anglerfish Creative Lighting has announced version 2 of their optical remote strobe trigger. Trigger version 2 is lighter, smaller and has a sensor that has a wider field of view. Features carried over from version 1 include optical and electrical sync cable options and a built in rechargeable battery. It has a depth limit of 100 m (330 ft.).

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Norbert Wu’s Favorite Images: Deep Sea Anglerfish Photo

Norbert Wu’s Favorite Images: Deep Sea Anglerfish

In this episode of underwater photographer Norbert Wu’s favorite images column, he talks about photographing and sampling creatures that were caught as a part of a deep sea marine biology research project. His images of the deep sea anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsoni) went on grace the cover of Time magazine in 1995 and many other publications since then too.

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Rare footage of deep sea anglerfish captured by MBARI Photo

Rare footage of deep sea anglerfish captured by MBARI

The MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) ROV Doc Ricketts recently observed a deep sea anglerfish at 600 meters deep during an expedition this month. The scientists were able to capture video footage of the approximately 9 cm long female Melanocetus. There are more than 200 different species of anglerfish and this is believed to be the first ever video footage of a Black Seadevil alive and at depth.

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