Photo of the day: Plenty more fish in the sea

2013-12-20 11:49

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If you happen to be roaming 9000m below the surface of the sea one day, and come across what can be described as resembling floating gelatinous frowning flesh, you would be looking at the Blob fish.

Found floating at the bottom of the sea in parts of Australia and Tanzania, the Blob fish is rarely ever seen by human beings. Unfortunately, as a result of becoming more known to humans, the Psychrolutes marcidus, as it is scientifically referred to as, lives in danger of extinction due to overfishing.

The Mother Nature network identifies this living creature as one of the ugliest animals on the planet, however justifying its slime-ball like appearance for being able to adapt to the exceedingly high pressure points in the deep sea.

Today’s photo of the day by pitt0606, displays the slimy grumpy-man look of the blob fish. 

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