Fishing in the deep: observations of a deep-sea anglerfish

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Lonny Lundsten, Shannon Johnson, and David Clague, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Gregor Calliet, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories 

Andrew DeVogalaere, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary


This video shows never-before seen footage of a deep-sea angler fish, Chaunacops coloratus. In it, we summarize recent work by scientists at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The video seen here was recorded by MBARI's ROV Doc Ricketts at depths of 7,800 - 10,800 feet below the ocean's surface.


Lonny Lundsten, Shannon B. Johnson, Gregor M. Cailliet, Andrew P. DeVogelaere, David A. Clague, Morphological, molecular, and in situ behavioral observations of the rare deep-sea anglerfish Chaunacops coloratus (Garman, 1899), order Lophiiformes, in the eastern North Pacific, Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, Volume 68, October 2012, Pages 46-53, ISSN 0967 0637,

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