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Discovering the Anglerfish

Dive into the secrets of the deep-sea anglerfish in this video with our Ichthyology Curator

Anglerfish video with Bill Ludt

In this video, NHM's Ichthyology Curator Dr. William Ludt talks about the Pacific footballfish, a type of anglerfish that typically lives thousands of feet underwater, which washed ashore at Crystal Cove State Beach in Newport Beach, and is now one of the stars of our Ichthyology Collection.