Animals/Wildlife

10:56am

Thu April 7, 2011
Animals

Under The Sea, Sex Is Slimy Business

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:01 am

Never threaten a hagfish. And if you do, watch out.

"When it's threatened or in danger or gets injured, it produces — very quickly — huge amounts of slime," says Ellen Prager, a marine scientist and educator. "In fact, they found that in just a few minutes, it can fill up seven buckets full of gooey, slimy gunk."

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