Hi I'm Tomano/Tomato and I'm just your average liberal 20-year old Political Science majoring college student. This is a post-whatever-I-feel-like blog so it'll be a bit of a mixed bag but I mainly reblog a lot of Hetalia and Homestuck with a variety of other stuff for added flavor. This blog is occasionally NSFW so be forewarned.
The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. Inhabiting the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, it is rarely seen by humans. Blobfish live at depths between 600–1,200 m (2,000–3,900 ft) where the pressure is several dozen times higher than at sea level, which would likely make gas bladders inefficient for maintaining buoyancy. Instead, the flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming. Its relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily swallows edible matter that floats in front of it. Blobfish eat invertebrates like crabs and sea pens. Blobfish can be caught by bottom trawling with nets as bycatch. Such trawling in the waters off Australia may threaten the blobfish in what may be its only habitat.The blobfish is currently facing extinction due to deep-sea fishing or bottom trawling.
“Of all courtship rituals in the animal kingdom, the most spectacular by far is that of the Bald Eagle. The male and female climb to dizzying heights and then join in free fall, plummeting toward Earth, locked in each other’s embrace, separating only at the very last moment.”