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Check Out the Anglerfish, the Original Deep Sea Fisherman

If you’ve never heard of anglerfish, you’re not alone.

Footage of these deep water predatory fish is extremely rare due to the great depths at which they are found.

 

Watch the video to see some rare footage of this unusual underwater species.

Anglerfish live in water that is so deep that there is very little light, a fact they use to help them lure in unsuspecting prey like fish and squid.

Anglerfish flash a a luminescent light located on top of their heads to attract attention. When a prey species approaches to check out the light, the anglerfish inhales them and holds them with its sharp teeth.

It’s amazing to see how different creatures have adapted to their habitats. The anglerfish is the perfect example of how amazingly adaptable Mother Nature can be.

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Check Out the Anglerfish, the Original Deep Sea Fisherman