Apparently, the inedible, gloppy, poor little buggers swim at the same level as crabs and lobsters, so they’re getting trawled up in the same nets. You can read the whole news story here from the Telegraph in the UK.
And my new favorite, here’s a screenshot of Google Images when you look for blobfish pictures:
… which of these creatures is not like the other?
Now I have that old Shonen Knife song about the Bison stuck in my head – who else could write a bubblegum pop song about animals going extinct? – except now it’s about he blobfish. I couldn’t find the whole song online, but you can hear half of it here on Amazon: here.
We’re only making plans for / Da da dirty dirty [blobfish]
We don’t like him so much / ‘Cos he’s very very ug ug ugly
We’re only making plans for/ Da da dark brown [blobfish]
He has a right to live / though he’s Ill ill ill ill-shaped
He’s on the way to extinction
We only want what’s best for hi-i-i-im
Bear up [blobfish] never say die! [x4]
Buck up, Blobfish!