Cory Doctorow posted a picture of one of our Seamount Mascosts, the blobfish, on BoingBoing, along with the note that he was "trawled during the NORFANZ expedition at a depth between 1013 m and 1340 m, on the Norfolk Ridge, north-west of New Zealand, June 2003."

Well, Cory, the bad news is that this beautiful and inspiring species could be wiped out because the UN has failed to take action to protect the sea bottom this week. OK, he's not cute, but bottom trawling is indiscriminate and rips up the delicate and disgusting alike. Here's some of the other creatures the UN deemed not to protect:

More? Check out this slideshow about deep sea life.