A majority of the ocean is undiscovered and every time a different looking fish surfaces the world is captivated by how it looks – but animal lovers everywhere are excited to see an old favourite after a scientific sea voyage.
The blobfish is a slimey-looking fish, paired with sad eyes and a droopy mouth that gives the animal a constant frown that shows just unimpressed he is with every thing.
Nature can be cruel: the cousin of the world’s ugliest fish was found during an expedition off the east coast of Australia
They often have a pink and grey hue appearance.
This is the cousin of Mr Blobby who was voted the world’s ugliest animal.
Over 3000 contributed to the online poll by the Ugly Animal Preservation Society to find the nastiest-looking critter of them all.
Mr Blobby won with 795 votes to his name.
The species of fish Mr Blobby and his cousin belong to is the psychrolutidae, which is found in the Pacific Ocean.
However they are becoming victim to deep-sea trawling.
Mr Blobby won the title of the world’s ugliest animal when he scored 795 votes in an online poll
This faceless fish hasn’t been seen since 1873 off the coast of Papua New Guinea
‘The Australian and New Zealand deep trawling fishing fleets are some of the most active in the world so if you are a blobfish then it is not a good place to be,’ said Marine expert Professor Callum Roberts to the Telegraph.
The cousin of the world’s ugliest animal was found during and attempt to explore marine biodiversity off the east coast of Australia.
More than 42,000 fish were found in the trawl than spanned nearly five kilometres deep. In that haul were 100 rarely seen sea life.
The expedition also came across a faceless fish that hasn’t been seen since 1873 by the HMS Challenger off Papua New Guinea.
The voyage, which took place last year, found bio-luminescent cookie-cutter sharks and lizard fish.
‘The discoveries provide us with a glimpse into how our marine fauna fits into the interconnected abyssal environment worldwide and for the scientists, adds another piece to the puzzle of what affects evolution in the deep sea’, said Museums Victoria ichthyologist Martin Gomon.
Scientists will gather in Tasmania to examine the fish more closely this week.
The terrifying lizard fish was found in last year’s expedition into the deep sea