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Monday, November 24, 2014

FIRST LOOK: Rare, First Footage of the Sea Devil, or Deep Sea Angler Fish!

Have You Seen the Notorious Deep Sea Angler Fish, or the Sea Devil? Probably Not!

Finally, footage has been released of this curious creature. We have all seen them portrayed online, in stories, in children's movies, and all of them are usually put into a terrifying light. Naturally, they are scary looking creatures. I mean, look at the TEETH on this thing! I still find them fairly fascinating, as most others do as well. While this may not be a pet, it is still a pretty crazy looking animal, and I had to share this new footage. Wikipedia has lots of interesting facts about this fish just in case this post doesn't satisfy your curiosity. Let's continue on! You will find the video attached at the bottom of this post, in case you are impatient!

What Is An Angler Fish and Where Do They Live?

An Angler Fish is a carnivorous, deep sea fish with a very interesting anatomy; it has a "fishing lure" on top of its head. It uses this lure to bring prey towards its jaws. This lure lights up, hypnotizing the other fish who lurk in the dark depths of the world's oceans. There is no light this far down (the Angler Fish lives at a depth of a mile under sea level. Can you IMAGINE the pressure? The eternal darkness? These fish flourish at those depths, and can reach over three feet in size. While that doesn't seem very big, we must remember just how much pressure they would have on them. This depth is enough to crush a steel submarine. You can find more information about the Angler Fish on the National Geographic site, or on Wikipedia! I will tell you guys that these fish really are wondrous creatures, even down to their breeding techniques. In some species, the male bites onto the female, their skin fuses, and he becomes a parasitic host until she is ready to produce offspring! Thought that was one more fact deemed share worthy. Either way, I hope you guys enjoy the video!

 

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