We just love the fact that a creature called a “blobfish” actually exists, and that it so closely resembles its humble name. Unfairly described as “ugly” and “miserable-looking,” this noble fish is (all together now) in danger of extinction due to over-fishing.
But how can such a blobby-looking thing actually exist, you say?
The answer is pressure: this charismatic fish lives in deep-sea depths, where being gelatinous is most advantageous. This allows them to consume animals that happen to be floating by, like sea pens. And, possibly, sea pencils.