Hagfish Slime in Action

Photo Credit: Vincent Zintzen, Clive D. Roberts, Marti J. Anderson, Andrew L. Stewart, Carl D. Struthers, Euan S. Harvey via nature.com. For the full effect look at the videos, available here.

Nature.com has a feature scientific report on my new favourite organisms titled; Hagfish predatory behaviour and slime defence mechanism. It features some extraordinary footage of the slime in action as it chokes up a startled looking seal shark.

If you’re not sure where my fondness for this bizarre critter comes from, read my previous post.






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