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World's most miserable fish faces extinction

Posted on Tuesday, 12 October, 2010 | Comment icon 23 comments | News tip by: maca 01


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The permanantly miserable looking blobfish is facing extinction due to overfishing.

Regarded as one of the most unusual and least jovial looking animals ever discovered the blobfish has been steadily disappearing due to the increasing levels of deep-sea fishing in Australia and Tasmania.

"These sad-looking creatures, which grow up to lengths of 12 inches, live at depths of 900m."

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Comment icon #14 Posted by Harks on 12 October, 2010, 23:17
I don't get it, they say that the fish usually floats around, but get caught from crabing and lobster catching. As far as I know they catch crabs and lobsters in pots and crates, not nets. So what, do they get in the pots and crates or get picked up along the way, I don't think so, this might be a bogus artical IMO.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Eldorado on 13 October, 2010, 0:24
I don't get it, they say that the fish usually floats around, but get caught from crabing and lobster catching. As far as I know they catch crabs and lobsters in pots and crates, not nets. So what, do they get in the pots and crates or get picked up along the way, I don't think so, this might be a bogus artical IMO. "The fish, which lives at depths of up to 800m, is rarely seen by humans but it lives at the same depths as other ocean organisms, such as crabs and lobsters and other edible sea creatures. As a result the fish, which is inedible, is being dragged up with other catches by trawler f... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by sharonshaw on 13 October, 2010, 22:19
aah he looksso sad i want him lolxx
Comment icon #17 Posted by maca 01 on 14 October, 2010, 0:41
aah he looksso sad i want him lolxx not in a biblical sense i hope Sharon
Comment icon #18 Posted by PorkyExposed on 28 October, 2010, 6:03
What a nogan on that sad soul!
Comment icon #19 Posted by Psychosis The Juggalo on 8 November, 2010, 4:10
It looks like Kilroy...
Comment icon #20 Posted by Thesantanafan on 28 December, 2010, 8:21
Overfishing? WHO WOULD WANT TO FISH FOR THAT?
Comment icon #21 Posted by redhen on 28 December, 2010, 14:19
Overfishing? WHO WOULD WANT TO FISH FOR THAT? No one. They're accidentally caught up in huge trawling nets. Just another species to add to the list. http://www.well.com/~davidu/extinction.html It's called "development", "growth" or "progress". /sarcasm off
Comment icon #22 Posted by Thesantanafan on 28 December, 2010, 19:09
No one. They're accidentally caught up in huge trawling nets. Just another species to add to the list. http://www.well.com/~davidu/extinction.html It's called "development", "growth" or "progress". /sarcasm off I know that. I just found the wording amusing. The term "Overfishing" is usually applied to things that are actually fished for. I realize that nobody wanted to fish for this deliberately.
Comment icon #23 Posted by bee on 28 December, 2010, 20:40
aah he looksso sad i want him lolxx so do I he even spends his time floating gently around aaawwwwwwwwwww


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