No One Had Ever Filmed An Anglerfish In Its Natural Environment - Until Now
The deep-sea anglerfish is certainly unusual looking. Due to their deep water habitat, scientists have a hard time studying and observing these creatures. They make their home in prey-scarce environments, which makes their mode of living a bit different. They maximize their energy by remaining lethargic, and when searching for food they use the "lie-and-wait" hunting strategy. Anglerfish have an unusual antenna-like appendage growing out of the top of their heads. The official name for it is 'illicium', and the tip of it lights up. In the dark depths the anglerfish calls home, the light acts as a lure, bringing unsuspecting prey just close enough to get swallowed up by that monstrous mouth.