strangebiology:

This is the first known footage of the “Black Seadevil,” a species of anglerfish. 

The deep sea anglerfish is famous for the bioluminescent lure the females have on their foreheads, which are meant to draw prey near to their gaping mouths. 

This anglerfish was captured on film by a remotely operated vehicle, 2,900 feet below sea level. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute also captured the fish, but anglerfish don’t usually survive long when brought out of their deep, high-pressure waters.