Anglerfish Balsa Ornament


 Anglerfish use a bulbous appendage, or “esca,” hanging from their heads to entice prey to come near. But they can’t illuminate on their own. In order to glow, the bacteria need some sort of cue from the anglerfish—suggesting a symbiotic relationship between the fish and microbes. Celebrate the weird and wonderful creatures of the ocean twilight zone with this anglerfish ornament! Hand-carved by artisans from the Isla Solentiname cooperative in Nicaragua, this lightweight ornament is crafted from sustainably-harvested balsa wood. Fair trade and non-toxic. Approximate size: 5" x 2".


Please note that order fulfillment is currently being delayed due to covid-19. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your support. Orders are generally shipped within a day or two of being received but may take as long as 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Exchanges and returns are gladly accepted within 30 days of purchase. The product must be in its original condition, unused and in its original packaging. Shipping charges are not refundable.

For returns please contact our the WHOI Gift Shop at 1-508-289-2663 or email and we will be happy to walk you through the return process. Please include a brief description of the reason for the return and the order number.

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