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In 1999, near the Cape Verde Islands, “an unusually large Caulophryne pelagica [anglerfish] was captured in perfect condition, due perhaps to a lethargy induced by a prodigious meal which had expanded the stomach in excess of the standard length.” Not long after, the rare, deep-sea specimen was a part of the Natural History Museum's collection in London.

Only 17 examples of the hairy anglerfish have been discovered thus far, and this was the largest, so scientists were reluctant to cut it open for examination. However, a 3D scan of the fish could easily reveal its huge last meal.

Related watching: The Brilliance of Bioluminescence, skeletons, and more fish.

Travel a span of 160 years, from the world’s first dinosaur exhibition, based on the scientific findings of 1854, to a multi-million dollar exhibition that aims to be the most scientifically accurate representation of dinosaurs ever.

In this clip from BBC Earth, Dr Alice Roberts visits Dinosaur Court at London’s Crystal Palace and then talks with Luis Chiappe, curator and director of the Dinosaur Institute at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. He and his team are preparing a dinosaur exhibition that will not only showcase the facts that we know about dinosaurs, but will explain why we know them.

Watch more from the BBC and more videos about dinosaurs.

Meet Siats (pronounced SEE-otts) Meekerorum, the first giant mega-predator to be discovered in North America — specifically in the Utah desert — in over 60 years. In this Untamed Science video, we hear from Dr. Lindsay Zanno, Director of the Paleontology & Geology Research Laboratory at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, who explains how this 30 foot long, 4-ton, carnivorous creature flourished in the tens of millions of years before T-Rex ruled.

Untamed Science has visited Dr. Zanno before: Paleontology 101, a must-watch for anyone who loves dinosaurs.

via Scientific American.