Anglerfish Lurks Beneath Monterey Bay

Black Sea Devil Anglerfish - Photograph by the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Black Sea Devil Anglerfish – Photograph by the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Black Sea Devil Anglerfish is a fearsome critter that lives deep in the undersea canyons in the Monterey Bay. Aptly named for its monstrous fangs, it becomes a little less scary when you realize it’s only a few inches long. Back in November of this year, scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) recorded the first video of a live female Black Sea Devil, and the news spread quickly throughout local and national media.

We, of course, just loved this. You may have noticed that we have a thing for the more unusual creatures on this planet, and the anglerfish is one of our favorites. It’s also one of the strangest. Did you know, for example, that male anglerfish actually dissolve when they mate with a female? It actually gets weirder from there! If you want to learn all the lurid details, head on over to The Oatmeal and check out the comic that they created describing the entire process.

To celebrate MBARI’s groundbreaking research , Marty created a large version of her classic Anglerfish pendant, complete with all of those detailed little…bumps. You can see the newly completed piece, as well as the original charm over at the Marty Magic website.

Marty’s new Large Anglerfish Pendant and Original Anglerfish Charm

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