What about blob(fish)?

The blobfish is the ugliest animal in the ocean” or at least that is the consensus on many blogs and websites. I am curious if you have another ‘ugly’ favorite. Please share below and in the meantime here are five fun facts about the fish that will never win a beauty contest.

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But, please remember beauty on the inside is what counts.

  • The blobfish lives off the coast of Tasmania and Australia.
  • The body of the blobfish is made up of mostly gelatin, not muscle.
  • The blobfish is slightly less dense than the water around it so it floats right above the seafloor.
  • Since the blobfish has no muscle it just eats whatever floats near him or her.
  • The blobfish may or not be related to Ziggy.

Image (c) wierdimals.wordpress.com

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Comments

  1. I think I found a picture of a close relative to the blob fish at the link above

  2. Ha ha! It is Uncle Chinley! He looks a lot happier than blob…

  3. thats like totoallly rank!

  4. omg the blob fish is AWESOME!!!

  5. Have you seen an Angler Fish. I think they’re the worst. They haunt my dreams…

  6. That is so cool!

  7. I think it looks really cool. Like because you can learn more types of fish and from this website, you can learn more about this “Blob fish.”

  8. Anonymous says:

    errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  9. Anonymous says:

    that fish should have a mustache and cane

  10. WOW! LOOKS LIKE MY BOSS,YES SHE IS A WOMAN,

    I WAS WONDERING, TO COMBAT RISING SEA LEVELS. HOW ABOUT FLOODING DRY AREAS BELOW SEA LEVEL. I THINK DEATH VALLEY IN THE USA IS ONE SUCH AREA. WE HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO BUILD CANALS FROM THE COAST AND CHANNEL THE WATER TO WHERE WE WANT. THERE ARE A FEW PLACES ON OUR PLANET THIS COULD BE DONE. CANALS ARE A GREEN WAY OF TRANSPORT. AND WHAT YOU EXCAVATE YOU CAN SEND TO A COASTAL SEA DEFENSE AREA. OR USE IN LOCAL ON THE SPOT CONSTRUCTION. WE COULD CHANGE THE FACE OF OUR PLANET WITH CANALS. THINK ABOUT IT THESE WOULD PAY FOR THEMSELVES. DESALINATION UNITS, NEW COMMUNITIES, FISH FARMS,DESERT AREAS IN BLOOM. JUST A FEW POSSIBILITIES.

  11. sebastian lopez reyes says:

    wow!!!
    he looks like my brother fabian

  12. todos somos parecidos al blobfish
    all look like the blob fish

  13. WTF?!?!? LOOKS LIKES IT’S DRUNK! XD

  14. wow. that thingy is really weerd

  15. This is in no way real.

  16. I like it!!!!Tanks pri

  17. Anonymous says:

    The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. Inhabiting the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania,[1] it is rarely seen by humans.

  18. Blobfish are so awesome! Even if they are misunderstood, after all, one cannot help what one looks like. My favorite ‘ugly’ fish would have to be the pelican eel. Though, the only similarity I see between a pelican and the eel are their huge mouths. The combination of its slender body and tremendously large mouth is bizarre, and yet, fascinating. I can fathom why one might find them ugly, or frightening, at such a deep depth of the ocean as 3000 meters. However, when something lives so far down, where the sun can’t shine, one’s looks don’t matter if nothing can see you.

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