(NEWSER) – Talk about nasty: She's got serious fangs, a jutting jaw, and a light-pole attached to her forehead. But then, she's only 3.5 inches long. For the first time, scientists shot video this week of the rarely observed black seadevil during a dive in Monterey Bay, Calif., Fox News reports.
The deep-sea anglerfish, which attracts prey with its luminescent pole, was seen swimming about 1,900 feet down in dark waters (but can survive in freezing temperatures about four times deeper, the San Jose Mercury News notes). "We've been diving out here in the Monterey Canyon regularly for 25 years, and we've seen three," says Bruce Robinson, a senior scientist in the dive. They captured the fish but aren't sure how long it will live, he adds.