Seussian Red Fish-Blue Fish Filmed: Big Pic

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  1. Bob

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    This fish, known since 1899, had never been captured on film until now.


    Aug. 29, 2012 -- This fish is extremely rare and has never been captured on film before. The Chaunacaops coloratus anglerfish was described in 1899 from a dead specimen, but has never even been filmed alive until now.

    The deep-sea fish was filmed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) using a remote operated vehicle (ROV) 7,500-11,000 feet below the surface of the ocean off the coast of northern California. MBARI captured the 8-inch-long anglerfish and learned much about its behavior and habits, the institute said in a press release.

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