Tag Archive: First Video

The Anglerfish: The Original Approach To Deep-Sea Fishing








Published on Nov 21, 2014

” Deep-sea anglerfish are strange and elusive creatures that are very rarely observed in their natural habitat. Fewer than half a dozen have ever been captured on film or video by deep diving research vehicles. This little angler, about 9 cm long, is named Melanocetus. It is also known as the Black Seadevil and it lives in the deep dark waters of the Monterey Canyon. MBARI’s ROV Doc Ricketts observed this anglerfish for the first time at 600 m on a midwater research expedition in November 2014. We believe that this is the first video footage ever made of this species alive and at depth.

Watch a video about a different type of anglerfish observed by ROV Doc Ricketts for the first time:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl_Mb… “











50-Foot Giant Oarfish Filmed In Habitat For The First Time




” Marine biologists at Louisiana State University have released the first ever video of a living and healthy giant oarfish, also known as king of herrings, in its natural deep sea habitat. 

The giant oarfishRegalecus glesne (family: Regalecidae), is the longest bony fish. It may reach up 15 meters (49 feet).

Because they live in deep sea, observations of them in the wild are rare. It is believed that the serpent-like creatures, like the giant squid, are behind myths and legends by ancient sailors about sea monsters, serpents and dragons that attack ships and sailors at sea.”


Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/351879#ixzz2VoKjAzYo