Save the Blob!
Often caught as bycatch in fishing nets, environmentalists now fear that the blobfish is on its way to becoming endangered, owing to deep-ocean trawling.
It is rightly said that we now possess more knowledge about the Earth's Moon than the deepest parts of our own oceans. Extreme living conditions persist here, with the scarcity of light and the thunderous pressure of the water; and yet, this region is home to some of the most interesting creatures to inhabit our planet.
The blobfish is one such member of the deep-sea fish clan. Having adapted to the harsh environment, the deep-sea fish are known to have developed some pretty unique and interesting characteristics, and the blobfish is no exception.
Interesting Facts about Blobfish
Fun Facts about Blobfish
Remember though, that the blobfish is only ugly when removed from its habitat. In the deep sea, it looks like a regular fish, definitely not meriting the 'ugliest animal' status.