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No matter how you look at it, the Blobfish has to be one of the most miserable looking animals you have probably ever encountered. And, it has a reason to be - If the fisherman continue to overfish this glum looking animal, it will soon disappear forever!
The blobfish is a deep sea fish that can be found off the coast of mainland Australia and the island of Tasmania. With very few muscles, the fish is primarily a mass of gelatin with a density that is slightly less than the ocean water. This enables it to float around on the ocean bed, without swimming or exerting any energy! As it bobs around, it feeds off anything edible that floats its way.
While not edible, blobfish live so close to the ocean bed, that they often get caught in the nets thrown to catch lobsters. As deep sea fishing becomes more prevalent in the region, an increasing number of blobfish are being pulled up - leading scientists to believe that they may soon become extinct. Now that would be really sad wouldn't it?
sources: wikipedia.org, dailymail,co.uk