Daily Weird #12 (Blobfish, jell-o and vampires)
Herman, the blobfish, is not having a good day.
The fish that is a blob, otherwise known as the blobfish is in danger of becoming extinct. Darwin’s theory, survival of the ugliest, is now in question.
The blobfish doesn’t have a gas bladder (more commonly known as a helium balloon) holding it up like the other fish, it is made of Jell-O gelatin instead. I’m not positive, but I believe it’s strawberry Jell-O. Its gelatinous body is not quite as dense as sea water, so it floats a little above the bottom of the sea. We know this because we dropped a Jell-O camera in the ocean and followed its progress. It stopped right before the bottom of the sea.
Unlike the camera, the blobfish need to eat. They don’t have much muscle mass, being blobs and all, but they still find a way to grab the food that passes their way. They especially like French fries and hamburgers, so be sure and throw plenty of those in the ocean. Pizza is good too.
You can only find these gooey fish in the seas surrounding Australia and Tasmania. That would make it the Australian Sea and the Tasmanian sea. Not to brag, but I’m pretty good at geography, so I might as well share my wealth of knowledge. Tasmania is where all the vampires live. They suck the gas out of the blobfish’s bladder, which is why it’s a bowl of Jell-O with a head. That’s also why all vampires talk with high squeaky voices.
Nobody actually eats the blobfish, I think that’s because they haven’t tried topping it with whipped cream. You'd think that would keep them from becoming extinct. Well, it hasn't. Between the fishermen who accidently catch these so-ugly-they're-cute fellas and the lack of fast food restaurants at the bottom of the sea, the poor blobfish is dying out quickly.
I would hate to see them go. I’m pretty sure they enjoy being bottom of the sea blobs, also, vampires sound way friendlier with “blob voices”.
- Blobfish: world\'s most \'miserable looking\' marine animal \'facing exinction\' - Telegraph
The world's most miserable-looking fish is in danger of becoming extinct, according to scientists.
- Blob Fish - The Blob Fish From It\'s Nature - Fish
The Blob fish is a type of fish found off the coast of Australia and Tasmania but don't expect to see one on your holidays as they are extremely rare to come by. The reason the Blob fish is so rare is that they live very deep down in the sea, literal
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