First Ever Video Of A Mating Pair Of Anglerfish

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Nature
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Anglerfish, with their menacing gape and dangling lure, are among the most curious inhabitants of the deep ocean.

Scientists have hardly ever seen them alive in their natural environment.

That’s why a new video, captured in the waters around Portugal’s Azores islands, has stunned deep-sea biologists.

It shows a fist-size female anglerfish, resplendent with bioluminescent lights and elongated whiskerlike structures projecting outward from her body.

And if you look closely, she’s got a mate: A dwarf male is fused to her underside, essentially acting as a permanent sperm provider.

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