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Sun Nov 23, 2014, 08:57 PM

Monterey researchers take first-ever known video of mysterious black seadevil

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/11/22/monterey-researchers-take-first-ever-video-mysterious-black-seadevil/

A research team conducting a dive in Monterey Bay off the coast of California have captured first-ever video of a rarely-seen denizen of the deep called the black seadevil.

The creature was spotted this week in the dark, deep waters 1,900 feet below the surface by researchers with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

"We've been diving out here in the Monterey Canyon regularly for 25 years, and we've seen three," MBARI Senior Scientist Bruce Robinson told the San Jose Mercury News Friday.

Robinson said a luminescent "fishing pole" projecting from the anglerfish's head is a glowing lure to attract prey.

Robinson told the paper they captured the fish to study, but don't know how long it will survive.

<sigh>

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WillParkinson Nov 2014 OP
NYC_SKP Nov 2014 #1
arcane1 Nov 2014 #3
Iggo Nov 2014 #15
BlueJazz Nov 2014 #5
NYC_SKP Nov 2014 #6
eppur_se_muova Nov 2014 #8
BlueJazz Nov 2014 #9
shenmue Nov 2014 #2
longship Nov 2014 #4
jmowreader Nov 2014 #7
ffr Nov 2014 #10
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2014 #14
rocktivity Nov 2014 #11
Hoppy Nov 2014 #12
Callmecrazy Nov 2014 #13
czarjak Nov 2014 #16

Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sun Nov 23, 2014, 09:05 PM

1. Aptly Named!

 



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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 23, 2014, 09:09 PM

3. No sleep for me tonight!

 

It's a good thing they're so tiny!

Then again, that just allows me to imagine dozens of them swimming under the covers

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 12:35 AM

15. Did he say 9 centimeters?

That's fricken small, man!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 23, 2014, 09:20 PM

5. Be still my foolish heart. Hey...good lookin' . Seriously, I've seen some ugly sons-a-bitches...

 

..in my life but...
Having said that...it probably has a heart of gold. I think they latch on to a female and she eventually destroys it.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 23, 2014, 09:32 PM

6. A familiar tale!

 

Yet, so far, I'm surviving.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 01:33 AM

8. That is probably a female in the pic ...

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 01:54 AM

9. Oh God..I remember this fish from when I was reading Scientific American Magazine.

 

I think I was about 9-10 and never saw women in quite the same way after that.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sun Nov 23, 2014, 09:09 PM

2. Wow

I saw those in an X Box video game, a few years ago. That is neat!

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sun Nov 23, 2014, 09:16 PM

4. My wish is for sharks with frickin' LASERs on their heads.



(Never watched that flick, but I understand that this scene is a geek cultural icon.)

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sun Nov 23, 2014, 10:10 PM

7. It'll survive until it gets a look at itself

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 11:37 AM

10. A HuffPost link for those who cannot view anything FoxNews

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Response to ffr (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 10:00 PM

14. so cool!

Thanks!!!

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 02:48 PM

11. You're welcome.




rocktivity

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 04:25 PM

12. Almost as ugly as Mitch the Turtle.

 

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 05:14 PM

13. Definitely a face only a mother could love...

Much like my own.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 02:50 AM

16. ??????

On the Ark?

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