The Blobfish

By Kayla

Habitat

The blobfish lives in the ocean, from the coasts of Tasmania and Australia. The blobfish lives about 600-1,200m down in the ocean, it is very rare for a human to see a blobfish.


Food

The blobfish mainly eats the food it can find in the sea. It can be hard for the blobfish to find food because they swim on the bottom of the ocean and they dont get to see many other fish species. The food that the bolbfish does eat are, intebrates, carbs, sea pens, plants and mollusks.


Extinction

Some of the reasons why the blobfish is extinct are, overfishing and people trying to catch crabs or lobsters and instead of catching them they catch the blobfish. Also when the fishers are sorting out the fish they dont relise that they have caught the blobfish because its very rare to see one.


Size and Weight

The blobfish weighs around about 9kgs and it can grow up to 12 inches.


How it can be saved

The blobfish can be saved by doing simple things. We can try to stop or prevent overfishing, we could also be careful not to pick up the blobfish when we do go fishing on the oceanfloor.


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