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Does a blobfish have predators?

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The blobfish's main predator are fishermen, who are leading the fish to extinction. Though inedible, fishermen often catch blobfish by mistake while deep-sea fishing for other seafood. Unfortunately, the fish die as soon as they are exposed to air, and cannot be returned to the ocean.

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The blobfish lives approximately 9,000 feet below sea level, primarily in the waters off the coasts of Tasmania and Australia. Scientists describe it as a laid-back fish, due to its lazy, energy-conserving habits. Notably, the fish leverages the immense pressure that exists at the bottom of the sea floor to move itself about. Not moving a muscle, they generally eat whatever floats their way, as long as it doesn't take too much effort to catch it.

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