Source: CBC News
Most people are familiar with the ever-popular capelin or cod, but get up close and personal with three fish with creepy names and faces only a mother (fish?) could love.
Jane Adey, host of The Broadcast, got a peek in a Department of Fisheries and Oceans lab in St. John’s.
The deep sea angler is also known (more nefariously) as the northern sea devil.
Their squat bodies actually come in handy for their living conditions — this one was found 1,400 metres below the surface, according to Karen Dwyer, a fishery biologist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in St. John’s.
“They’re adapted for life on the bottom by being very gelatinous. They have very gelatinous bodies and they also have these barbels that you mentioned. So it’s like this lure this fishing lure that they have hanging over their head and they use it to attract prey and attract mates, actually,” she explained.
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