Blobfish Need Love Too.
Written by Dave Mercer on October 11, 2010
While we all spend a lot of time talking about or maybe even obsessing about fish such as Bass, Walleye, Musky, Pike, Trout, Salmon, Crappie, Perch and just about anything else that swims. Some fish don’t get the same love from us anglers that these popular species do. One of those little talked about fish is the Blobfish. I know what your thinking what is a Blobfish?
Meet the Blobfish
Blobfish live at depths where the pressure is several dozen times higher than at sea level, which would likely make gas bladders inefficient for maintaining buoyancy. Instead, the flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming. Its relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily swallows edible matter that floats by in front of it.
OK we know the Blobfish is crazy and it may even look a little like your old Uncle Harold. But my question to you is what would you do if you caught a Blobfish on your next trip ? Leave a comment and let us know.