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#1 Xanderwater


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:50 AM

"A rare species of anglerfish has been filmed for the first time by US scientists.
The deep-dwelling fish was first described in 1899 from a dead specimen but has not previously been seen alive.
Using a remote-operated vehicle, biologists observed the fish "walking" with its fins and using its namesake lure.
Scientists suggest the footage also shows that the fish change colour as they age."

More, and the little movie can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19369882

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