The Tripod fish or Bathypterois grallator was captured by a ROV destroying everything in its path being still and was recorded at a depth of 750 meters. “The Tripod fish has tiny eyes and hunts for food by sensing vibrations. When a small crustacean bumps into the extended, fan-like pectoral fins; the fish “sweeps” the food toward its mouth. Note how the pelvic and caudal fin rays are rigid while keeping the fish perched above the bottom, but become mere wisps as it swims away. The fish may be up to 37cm, but the fins may be about a meter.” These Tripod fish are very interesting but if the researcher who discovered them had any sense of humor, he would have named them war-of-the-worlds. That name is based upon the wicked Tripods that roamed over humans destroying everything in their path in the movie War of the Worlds. At least now we suppose we know the truth of where H. G. Wells got the real idea about the tripods. And we thought it was from our camera holder. Silly us.