A deep-sea anglerfish living within the pillow basalts. You can see its round lure in between its two eyes. This fish, with its blob-like body, is an ambush predator that waits for prey to be attracted by the lure before rapidly capturing them in one gulp with their large mouths.

A deep-sea anglerfish living within the pillow basalts. You can see its round lure in between its two eyes. This fish, with its blob-like body, is an ambush predator that waits for prey to be attracted by the lure before rapidly capturing them in one gulp with their large mouths. Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

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