This gelatinous mass attracts the attention of researchers and divers in recent years. In 2013 blobfish was declared the ugliest animal in the world. Why does it look like this? Its appearance is due to high pressure, which has to deal on the ocean floor, where is its home.
The fish does not have muscles, but relies on gravity to enter food in its mouth. It loves to sleep but it consumes almost no energy.
Blobfish are often caught as bycatch in bottom trawling nets. Scientists now fear the blobfish could become an endangered species because of deep-ocean trawling.
Due to its low density flesh, the blobfish’s shape is very different when it is out of water.