My ancestor Mister Blobby Burcke is at this minute turning around in his grave, after hearing this heart-breaking news. That his charming, noble and delicate features could be described as ugly had never ocurred to him, nor to his many devoted fans. I leave it to you, the reader, to decide for yourselves what you think about what these hoodlums of National Geographic say about him!

From National Geographic:

Smiling Animals

Do you think this animal is ugly? The deep-sea blobfish has been selected to represent endangered ugly animals everywhere.

newswatch.nationalgeographic.com

Blobfish, which live at depths of 2,000 to 4,000 feet (600 to 1,200 meters) off the coast of Australia, are threatened by fishing trawlers that accidentally capture the fish in their nets. They can grow up to 12 inches (30
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