Ten Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Blobfish

Ten Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Blobfish

There are known blobfish facts.These are things we know about blobfish. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things we know we don’t know about blobfish. But there are also unknown unknowns. These are the things that even the blobfish don’t know we don’t know – and, perhaps, may not even know themselves.

1. Blobfish are deep

You don’t often see blobfish because they live on the ocean floor. In fact they have been found at depths of up to 2700 feet

2. Blobfish like table service

Blobfish have adapted to a life of very little movement. So much so that they wait for their food to swim up to them rather than trying to chase it down.

3. Blobfish don’t gym

Blobfish have scarcely any muscle matter. Their gelatinous body is slightly less dense than water – allowing them to serenely float above the sea floor.

4. Blobfish are Antipodeans

Blobfish hail from the waters surrounding Tasmania and Australia. So that they are coming to work in a London bar shouldn’t really be that much of a surprise.

5. Blobfish are not miserable

Scientific research has conclusively proved they are not miserable – just very, very disappointed.

6. Blobfish are not aliens

Despite a cameo in Men in Black 3 blobfish are not aliens. The Hollywood Reporter suggests that the blobfish is in discussion to reprise its role in the possible Men In Black / 21 Jump Street cross-over.

7. Blobfish are not ugly

Well they are a bit ugly. But the most commonly used image of a blobfish, known as Mr Blobby,  is actually of a depressurised specimen with a parasite hanging out of his mouth. You try looking sexy under those conditions.

8. Blobfish could field a football team

There are 11 different species of Psychrolutes, or as we know them – blobfish. Blobfish poster boy, Mr Blobby, is believed to be a smooth-headed blobfish.

9. Blobfish make terrible dinner guest

Normally if you look hard enough you can find someone willing to make a delicacy out of anything that breathes. Nobody eats the blobfish.

10. Blobfish need our help

Blobfish are an endangered species. Deep sea trawling off the coast of Australia has devastated their population. Learn more about what happens in our oceans here.