Mister Blobby

"A Fathead (genus Psychrolutes) trawled during the NORFANZ expedition at a depth between 1013 m and 1340 m, on the Norfolk Ridge, north-west of New Zealand, June 2003 (AMS I.42771-001). Photo: K. Parkinson © Australian Museum. The scientists and crew on board the RV Tangaroa affectionately called this fish 'Mr Blobby'. Note the parasitic copepod on Mr Blobby's mouth."
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14 Responses:

  1. mooflyfoof says:

    I love that guy. He's just so sad!

  2. baconmonkey says:

    Killroy was here

  3. ladykalessia says:

    I wonder what it looked like at it's native pressure.

  4. spike says:

    Coral cache of high-res (3.3MB) image.

    Excellent with stuffing and cranberries, too.

  5. sherbooke says:

    i resemble that remark.

  6. adavies says:

    Yeah, we (affectionately) call it a blob fish.

    Sadly the blob fish and all its deep-sea life ilk got screwed royally by the UN earlier this week when delegates effectively decided to keep the status-quo and let high seas bottom trawling continue trashing deep-sea habitat.

    Bottom trawling tears up an area of seabed larger than Canada every year.

    Inside story is here...

    http://oceans.greenpeace.org/en/the-expedition/news/iceland-harpoons-hsbt

    -- Andrew
    (Greenpeace web editor)