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Dive 07: Hunting Anglerfish
Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana. Download larger version (mp4, 35.1 MB).

This deep-sea anglerfish, which measured 20-30 centimeters (7.8 - 11.8 inches) in length, was seen during exploration of "Edmondson" seamount, at a depth of 1,260 meters (~4,135 feet). Anglerfish are ambush predators, lying motionless on the seafloor until unknowing prey swim by to be grabbed and eaten.

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