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Ugly Animal Preservation Society Chooses Mascot

Harmony Spencer

And the winner of the World's Ugliest Animal is the gelatinous, fleshy blobfish. The species lives off the coast of Australia at the same depths of it's prey (crabs and lobsters) and are too-often trapped as a result of bottom trawling fishing. Hopefully this fish's unfortunate mug will be able to start more conversation on bottom trawling and how it's destroying ocean ecosystems—and that it's not only cute, furry animals that deserve our attention.

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  • Dianna Cramer

    The perfect mascot! The bit of drool seeping from what looks like a mouth is a great touch.