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   Undertoad  Sunday Dec 3 01:28 PM

December 3, 2006: Mr. Blobby



Axlrosen sends along this bizarre, but wonderful item from the Australian Museum. The official cap:

Quote:
A Fathead (genus Psychrolutes) trawled during the NORFANZ expedition at a depth between 1013 m and 1340 m, on the Norfolk Ridge, north-west of New Zealand, June 2003 (AMS I.42771-001). Photo: K. Parkinson © Australian Museum. The scientists and crew on board the RV Tangaroa affectionately called this fish 'Mr Blobby'. Note the parasitic copepod on Mr Blobby's mouth.



richlevy  Sunday Dec 3 01:47 PM

ZIGGY!

Theres a fish called a fathead? Oh man, this opens up a whole realm of "you are what you eat" jokes.



SydneyBoy  Sunday Dec 3 06:34 PM

Wow, that fish looks strangely human. Reminds me of my old music teacher.

I want to know what it eats. And how does it swim? Are those tiny fins at the back?



hipshot  Sunday Dec 3 06:39 PM

He looks somewhat unhappy. Glad to see someone mentioned eating him in the first post, or I would have lost my faith in IOTD posters.
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seakdivers  Sunday Dec 3 06:49 PM

Awww - he looks so sad! It would be interesting to see what it looks like in the water. I imagine it wouldn't look quite so smooshed up.



zippyt  Sunday Dec 3 07:01 PM

Guzintite !!!!!

here's a tissue .













I bet it wouldn't fry up that welll.



Griff  Sunday Dec 3 08:03 PM

Probably explode the fryer eh? I'd want some DNA testing before consumption though, looks a little like Jimmy Hoffa.



tulzscha  Sunday Dec 3 10:20 PM

"Fathead"? I think that's more specifically a "blobfish" (Psychrolutes marcidus).

It's blobby because it uses gelatinous goo instead of gas bladders for flotation (gas bladders don't work so well ~1000m down...). They just float there in the dark and wait for food to drift by. Sort of the couch potatoes of the fish world, I suppose. Hmm, maybe that's where most of those overboard Doritos disappeared to?



Clodfobble  Sunday Dec 3 11:29 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by tulzscha
It's blobby because it uses gelatinous goo instead of gas bladders for flotation
Hey, just like Rob Reiner.

"My goo! My precious goo!!"


xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Dec 3 11:37 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by hipshot
He looks somewhat unhappy. Glad to see someone mentioned eating him in the first post, or I would have lost my faith in IOTD posters.
Welcome to the Cellar, hipshot.


hipshot  Monday Dec 4 10:31 PM

Thank you. I have been lurking for a long time. It's not as dark and scary as I thought it would be. Also, the parasitic copepods kind of creep me out.



SPUCK  Tuesday Dec 5 05:48 AM

That's Meester Blobby to you!



Shawnee123  Tuesday Dec 5 10:04 AM

S'alright? S'alright.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Dec 5 07:17 PM

Señor Wences!.... is that really you?



footfootfoot  Tuesday Dec 5 07:59 PM

:kneeslapping:



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