First Footage of Deep-Sea Anglerfish Pair

Submitted by: squrlz4ever 2 weeks ago in Science
In case you missed it, this was some of the most important deep-sea video captured in 2018.

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Male 725
The good looking fish get to hang out up top in the light (trout, clown fish, salmon) and the ugly ones have to sulk in the dark.  Nature's a bitch.
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Male 10,070
I loved this video, I have to say. There is such a stunning variety of life on this planet. Every possible niche and approach, it seems, has been explored. In this case, the narrator observed that food is so scarce at these depths, the anglerfish has to keep its caloric burn as low as possible, which is why it more or less drifts with the slight current at these depths. Rather than expend calories chasing prey, it dangles bioluminescent lures in the dark water and wait for its tiny prey to come to it.

Compare this with the swordfish, powerfully surging through large schools of fish and leaping through the air into the sunlight. Food is plentiful and it burns through calories like a rocket engine.

Two fish, two different niches. Just amazing.
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7,047
We know how anglerfish reproduce and we've known this for a long time.

I guess some people are really into fish porn 
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Male 885
I love deep sea videos, but every time I seen an angler I just look at that face and hear it saying...

"I want to talk to your manager!"
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Male 885
profworm Again I find a notification to my comment, and again it's the guy who has lost his place here posting some unrelated BS about how much of a victim he is.

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Male 46,093
Sexually parasitic... I know some couples like that.
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