Deep sea anglerfish look like some kind of tragic holdover from the Precambrian Era, with their large head, dead eyes, fang-like teeth, and glowing "fishing rod" that extends from their dorsal fin. Scientists had never actually seen these creatures mate in the wild, but sadly, that's no longer case. It is with our deepest regrets that we present to you the very first footage of anglerfish boning.
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Life gets pretty weird in the cold abyss of the deep sea. One deep ocean oddity presented itself to researchers at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) just the other day -- the strange beast has now been referred to dozens of times as the "faceless fish". While the nickname is pretty fitting, this mysterious fish does in fact have a real name, and it even has some elements of a face.