In a vote announced at the British Science Festival, Psycho, or Blobby or whatever endearing nickname you want to give him, is now the mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, which partners with the U.K.'s National Science and Engineering Competition.
“I support the ugly animal campaign, there are too many people trying to save cute animals. They get all the press, and all the attention. Ugly animals are more deserving than cute animals. So I think it is a superb campaign.”
Biologist Simon Watt, president for life of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, agrees. "We are so mammal centric," he said in a video earlier this year promoting the competition. "We are boring when it comes to the animals that we are interested in. The vast majority of life out there is dull and ugly."
Watt's personal choice was the Canadian blue-grey taildropper slug, which sheds its rear end so that predators can enjoy a meal of keister while the slug slips away.
According to the public, the blobfish is even more butt ugly.
Photo is from Greenpeace
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