The blobfish looks like a gelatinous mass of frowning flesh. The pressure where it lives is about a dozen times the pressure on the surface, so the fish has adapted. Also known as Psychrolutes marcidus,
the blobfish appears to propel itself without moving a muscle, dining on whatever floats its way. In fact, the female blobfish will float right above its eggs — and eat any hatchlings that happen to bob by.Further, the blobfish may be one of nature’s most energy-frugal fishes. Its flesh is only slightly denser than water, so it does not expend any energy on swimming. It mostly lives off the deep waters of Australia and Tasmania and until recently was rarely seen by humans.