The researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have discovered a rare variety of female anglerfish that they have named as the ‘Black Seadevil’.
The odd creature was caught on a rare footage from the depths in Monterey Canyon, which is about 2,000 feet under the surface.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think it’s beautiful. It’s perfectly adapted to the habitat that it lives in and the kind of life it leads,” Robison told a television channel on Friday.
Researchers said that there is hardly any light at that depth but the anglerfish takes help of a bioluminescent fishing pole to hunt for its food.
For the incredible study, the MBARI scientists carried exploration beyond the 660 feet below the Monterey Canyon.
There are many sea creatures living at this depth that are bioluminescent as they make their own light, according to the MBARI scientists.
The scientists further said many of these gelatinous creatures having blinking blue and green lights look more like spaceships than animals under the sea.
Talking about the unique findings, Steve Haddock, marine biologist at MBARI, said, “These rare creatures are really more bizarre than science fiction could come up with.”
Anglerfish females are much bigger than their male counterparts. The 3.5 inches long scary fish uses sharp teeth to grab its prey. It mainly attracts fish and jellyfish by using its glowing characteristic.