First Ever Known Video Of Mysterious Black Sea Devil.
A research team conducting a dive in Monterey Bay off the coast of California captured the first ever video of a rarely seen denizen of the deep called the Black Sea Devil.
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 angler fish’s head is a glowing lure to attract prey. Robinson told the paper they captured the fish to study it, but don’t know how long it will survive.