The drop fish is officially recognized as the ugliest animal on the planet
The drop fish, which gained worldwide fame due to its unique dull look, was able to win the vote and was declared the official mascot of the Society for the Conservation of Ugly Animals (and there is such a thing). From this it follows that the drop fish was “designated” as the ugliest animal on the planet. According to BBC News.
Biologist and TV host Simon Watt is president of the Society for the Conservation of Ugly Animals. He hopes that such an action will be able to draw attention to unusual animals.
During this action, Watt worked with the artists who created an “election campaign” for each individual candidate animal, and encouraged supporters to vote for one of the contestants. The drop fish was able to collect more than 10 thousand votes. A drop fish can be seen in all its glory during an excursion in Phuket – this is one of the “chips” of hospitable Thailand.
The blob fish tops the list of disgusting animals, including the water frog of Lake Titicaca (better known as the “aquatic scrotum”), the nasal monkey, and even pubic lice.
The action was carried out with the aim of drawing attention to the “aesthetically problematic” representatives of animals, over which the threat of extinction is hanging. The winner was announced in the town of Newcastle at the British Science Festival.
The drop fish is quite large in size
People, for some unknown reason, protect only those animals that they consider adorable. For example, pandas. But unsympathetic animals are no less in need of human help than others.
The habitat of the drop fish is the waters of Tasmania and Australia. Despite the fact that it is completely inedible, it is still on the verge of extinction. Because it is often caught in fishing nets with lobsters and crabs.