A deep-sea creature caught in waters off south-eastern Australia has left netizens baffled. It looks like something right out of a horror film. Fisherman Jason Moyce, who made the catch, has called it the “ugliest” sea creature, he has ever seen in his life. Jason, who goes by the moniker Trapman Bermagui on social media, caught the ‘monster’ off the coast of Bermagui home town.
Dropping the picture on his Facebook account named Trapman Bermagui, Jason revealed that he reeled this mysterious creature off the coast of Bermagui town. While the unknown fish left him and the captain of the charter boat baffled, Jason asked the Facebook users to help him in identifying it. Calling it the “ugliest fish” that he has ever seen in his life, Jason guessed that it is a blobfish and assumed that it might taste good.
The picture shows the creature in a mottled pink and grey hue, with its eyes bulging outside of its head. Its wide mouth takes up most of its face and includes tiny but sharp needle-like teeth in rows. The picture of the fish went viral on the internet, with many netizens calling it a blobfish. The mysterious can be seen with the bait fish inside its mouth.
Jason told the fish was caught in 540m [1770ft] deep [waters] and it weighed 4 kg. On Facebook, Moyce said it could be a blobfish.
What is a Blobfish:
Blobfish is a deep-sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. It inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, as well as the waters of New Zealand. They are typically shorter than 30 cm and live at depths between 600 and 1,200 m (2,000 and 3,900 ft), where the pressure is 60 to 120 times greater than that at sea level.