Meet the Blobfish

Discussion in 'Environmental' started by Matt Rogers, Jan 26, 2010.

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    The Blobfish, once rarely seen, are frowning these days as bottom-trawling by Australian fisherman are pulling them up from the depths with increased frequency. Blobfish, Psychrolutes marcidus, live at depths of up to 1200 meters and float across the bottom with a density slightly less than water swallowing whatever they can. Hopefully our appetite for lobster and crab will not lead to the demise of the blobfish as they seem to have hard as it is.

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    Did the blobfish inspire the Ziggy cartoon character? Somebody ring Tom Wilson.
    Photo credit: mirror.co.uk



    Further Reading and Sources:
    Grumpy-looking blobfish in danger of being wiped out - see the pictures - mirror.co.uk
    Blobfish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    http://www.fishbase.us/summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=14347
     
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  3. bama

    bama Humpback Whale

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    How big of a tank do I need to have one???

    In all seriousness, I hope to see it do well.. Commercial interests have no bearing on any life other than the one they are after..
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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  5. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    That is a crazy looking fish.
     
  6. Dr. Bergeron

    Dr. Bergeron Peppermint Shrimp

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    200 gallons inside of a pressure containment device capable of producing a few ATM of pressure with No lighting. Cake. ::)
     
  7. anpgp

    anpgp Dragon Wrasse

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    That is one ugly fish.
     
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  9. Puffer Chick

    Puffer Chick Giant Squid

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    that fish is awesome, kind of so ugly its cute
     
  10. ibefishy

    ibefishy Montipora Capricornis

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    looks like me in the morning until I get some coffee....then Im good to go.
     
  11. the fisherman

    the fisherman Vlamingii Tang

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    That fish is so ugly it's ugly!
     
  12. bsharding1982

    bsharding1982 Plankton

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    That picture of the blobfish makes me crack up. In this picture it looks like and old man drooling.