Watch: Researchers capture first-ever video of mysterious black seadevil fish

Posted at 11:24 AM, Nov 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-23 14:50:38-05

Researchers off the coast of California have captured first-ever video of a rarely-seen, nightmare-inducing fish of the deep called the black seadevil.

The creature was spotted last week in the dark water 1,900 feet below the surface by Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute researchers, according to

A glowing ‘fishing pole’ projects from the fish’s head as a glowing lure to attract prey.

“We’ve been diving out here in the Monterey Canyon regularly for 25 years, and we’ve seen three,” MBARI Senior Scientist Bruce Robinson told the San Jose Mercury News Friday.