All About Anglerfish

All About Anglerfish


Did you know that about 70% of our planet
is covered by water—that’s more than half of the world we live in! And the oceans are just full of all kinds
of amazing living things! We’ve already told you about animals like
dolphins, and penguins, and even the blobfish. But have you ever heard of the anglerfish? OK, prepare yourself … this is an anglerfish. Yikes! There are more than 200 different kinds of
anglerfish, and most of them can be found in some of the deepest waters in the world
— especially in the Atlantic Ocean. The anglerfish gets its name from a long strand
that grows from its head, called a lure. And it uses the lure like a fishing rod—sort
of. The end of the lure actually glows, like a
light bulb, and its light attracts other curious fish right into the mouth of the anglerfish! This makes the anglerfish a fish that kind
of … fishes! But that glowing lure isn’t the only thing
that makes anglerfish so special. For example! I mentioned that anglerfish live deep in the
ocean. But many of these animals live in the coldest,
deepest layer of the ocean, known as the midnight zone. As you might have guessed from its name, the
midnight zone is completely dark. That’s because this layer of the ocean is
so deep that it gets no sunlight! So the only light that animals see down here
is the special light that’s given off by certain living things, like the anglerfish,
with its glowing lure. And when some deep-sea creatures, like little
fish, see the light of that lure, they swim up to it to get a better look. Which leads us to another cool thing about
anglerfish: With the help of their lure, they’re really, really good hunters. Anglerfish often hide in the sand and stick
out their lure, and then wait for their prey. Once another animal gets close enough, then
… CHOMP! But the funny thing is, anglerfish can eat
animals twice their size. How can they fit something that big into their
bellies? Anglerfish have huge mouths, and really flexible,
stretchy bodies, so they can swallow a whole lot! And almost nothing can eat an anglerfish. They have very few predators that we know
about. But do you want to know one more cool thing
about anglerfish? The girls really rule. Only the female anglerfish have the special
lure on top of their heads. The females are also much bigger than the
males. Males are sometimes as small as your pointer
finger. In fact, they’re so tiny, that females even
carry the males around! This is because the males can’t feed themselves
when they become adults, so they have to latch onto a female by biting her and holding on
with their teeth. Some females have been seen carrying up to
six males at a time! Nice work, ladies! So now you know: Anglerfish are deep-dwelling,
glow-in-the-dark, A-plus hunters And anglerfish are just some of the fascinating
creatures that live in our amazing oceans. Which ones do you want to learn about next?! If you’d like us to dive deep for more information
about ocean animals, or anything else, just let us know by getting help from a grown up,
and leaving a comment below, or emailing us at [email protected] Thanks for joining us for SciShow Kids!

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  4. I have three boys who are currently coloring deep sea coloring pages, ages 4,5, and 6 and they loved this show! And they say hi

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