Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Uh, hold on guys

Am I the last person on earth to learn that this:
is an actual creature that exists in nature and not something out of a dream fantasy or a long-lost episode of Pee Wee's Playhouse?

This guy is a blobfish, and it's my new favorite animal. Here's some info about the blobfish from wikipedia:
To remain buoyant, the flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming. The relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily swallows edible matter that floats by in front of it.
What an awesome life. I'm totally jealous.