Black Seadevil: Photos of Creepy, Deep-Sea Anglerfish

A robotic underwater sub captured rare video footage of a deep-sea anglerfish in the waters of Monterey Bay, California. Check out photos of this creepy-looking fish. [Read full story about the anglerfish]

Black seadevil

This anglerfish was spotted by an underwater robot that was exploring the Monterey Canyon ocean trench, a steep seafloor canyon in California. Anglerfish are sometimes known as "black seadevils." (Credit: MBARI)


Anglerfish have long, needlelike teeth that they use to snatch prey. (Credit: MBARI)

Deep-sea dweller

This anglerfish was found 1,968 feet (600 meters) below the water's surface. Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) used a remotely operated vehicle to snap pictures and capture video footage of the peculiar-looking creature. (Credit: MBARI)

Eyes on the seafloor

The underwater sub, named Doc Ricketts, was used to explore the Monterey Canyon ocean trench. (Credit: Todd Walsh/MBARI)

Underwater exploration

MBARI scientists used a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to explore the Monterey Canyon ocean trench, a steep seafloor canyon in California that extends about 95 miles (153 kilometers) into the Pacific Ocean. (Credit: Todd Walsh/MBARI)

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