Nov 042011
 

Looking for a little belated Halloween fun?  Do you like SLIME?  This week’s Functioning Friday is all about a fish so grotesque that some refer to it as the “slime eel”.

A Humble Hagfish

Not quite a proper eel and arguably called “fish”, the Hagfish has an amazing talent for defense.  When threatened this primitive wiggler unleashes massive amounts of slippery goo.  While we could describe the copious amounts of funk these fish fling, it’s Functioning Friday and that my friends, means it’s time for some video!  Here comes the SCIENCE!

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Fish from Hell!  You gotta love those old school movies!

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Man I wish I got to play with Hagfish in college!

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Wow what a freak of nature eh?  If you’d like to learn more about the gooey goodness that is the Hagfish click here

 

Have you ever handled a Hagfish?  Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

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  • Wow, that’s pretty gross!
    They kind of remind me of Lampreys. They come up the creeks to spawn in the early summer around here.

  • Seriously….I don’t even like to touch whitefish or carp and I never touch worms.

    That thing would bring out any ‘girlie girl’ I have in me and I’d probably toss my rod in the water before I’d even dream of touching it.

    (I just had to click on the link to see what a hagfish was…..)

    Thanks
    (grin)

    • The Functioning Fishaholics

      You gotta watch video #2 INSANE!

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