This Rare Black Seadevil Anglerfish Is Straight-Up Nightmare Fuel


We really haven’t explored the treacherous depths of the oceans because it is such a daunting task. And based on this photo of a horrifying anglerfish maybe it’s for the best that we don’t venture to the unknown deep. Researchers were exploring deep off the coast of California when they discovered the elusive Black Seadevil, otherwise known as the Melanocetus. The eerie 9-centimeter long fish was captured on video in November at a depth of 1,900-feet in the Monterey Canyon, which is as large as the Grand Canyon. This horrifying predator utilizes a flashlight-like appendage to attract prey in the dark Pacific Ocean and then devours them with it’s gigantic teeth. Scientists believe this is the first time such a creature was filmed alive and at that depth. They look pretty angry so we should probably let them enjoy their complete darkness and high pressure neighborhood.

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