Saturday, August 11, 2007

Yep...this is for real!


The Blobfish inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of Australia and Tasmania. Due to the inaccessibility of its habitat, it’s rarely seen by humans.

Blobfish are found at depths where the pressure is several dozens of times higher than at sea level. To remain buoyant, the flesh of the Blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; which allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming. The relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily swallows edible matter that floats by in front it.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

i understand this fish .... my body mass is the same ...

Cyndy said...

Thank goodness you don't see them too often... They're certianly special though

Anchell said...

I am sure I saw this person shopping at Calendar Club last year......

Anchell said...

Actually...sometimes I see it in the mirror in the mornings and I am sure there are some down at the RSL....

Anonymous said...

my my what abig nose you have ....maureen

Kristy-Lee said...

Yes, he definitely looks familiar.

Rider-Waite said...

GROSS!!!!!

Lisa said...

where did you get that picture of me ???????

~*Rylah*~ said...

OMG! What does he use that big schnoz for? Sniffing out all the plankton pulverized by the under water pressure????????
Tres strange, Renata....