Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Insight on blob fish

Few people have seen a blob fish. This is because they live in very deep water, almost on the ocean floor. To put it bluntly that blob fish is not very attractive. But the only people who ever really see them are fishermen who catch them accidentally in their nets, while scanning the seabed.
Fish or Blob blob Chabot, a native of the sea off the coast of Australia and Tasmania. Regardless of where they live, about eight hundred meters, the pressure is eighty times larger than it is at sea level this means that the gas bubbles in the majority of fish that will not work for them. But this fish is really just a large mass of gel, a bit like looking at the Jello (TM), but larger and with eyes, nose and mouth. The average fish about two feet long.
Because it is freezing, this fish has a lower density than water. This makes it possible to float above the floor of the ocean without having to swim. It's a good thing because a blob fish have no muscles at all. It looks like a lump of jelly, but it has a triangular face with an expression that is a bit like a scowl or frown. The fish feed on blob just sitting in the water and wait for something edible to find. It feeds primarily on sea urchins, molluscs and crustaceans.
Blob fish was first described in 1978, most recently with the identification of fish. Blob fish first reproduction was discovered in 2000 at the Gorda escarpment off the California coast. The fish was in an area where other species of fish and cephalopods were also expensive. These fish have been seen at several different locations and levels of a remotely operated vehicle and were studied every year since they were found.
At first sight, the fish had climbed monitor nests containing eggs 9000-108000 pink. Nests were all brooding fish sitting on their eggs or touching. Other nest sites in the rougher area seemed to be unattended, but the eggs were perfectly clean, which was found to say that the fish are sitting on eggs or cleaned frequently.
Dozens of blob fish and their nests were very close together. Eggs would be on the rocks nearby, sometimes with only one meter between the two families. No fish, either with eggs or not, showed no fear at all the vehicles away. Scientists are still trying to determine why these hot spots reproductive exist. The moment you think you have to do with cold seeps, which makes the water in these warmer regions and provide a steady flow of food.

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