In the deepest parts of the Gulf of Mexico lives a fish.
Her giant upturned mouth makes her look perpetually sad.
Sitting on the bottom of the ocean watching the world go by.
Evolution has decided that the traditional use of fins, to propel a fish through the water, is wasted on this fish.
So it’s turned them into feet instead.
The see toad manoeuvres precisely around the ocean floor waiting for the perfect prey to come along.
The other fish around it are competing for food with each other.
Darting around trying to get their faster.
The sea toad doesn’t play this game.
It’s giant mouth means it can patiently wait for just the right prey and consume it in one go.
Ambush predators use colour and light to attract prey to them.
Curiosity and attraction means the prey literally come to them.
Rather than flapping around with everything else in the ocean competing for the limited food supply, they wait.
Are you swimming with shoal being one of many identical fish?
Or are you using your unique talents to attract just the right prey?
The sea toad has evolved over millions of years while other species have died out.
Nature has decided what the optimum strategy is.