Deep Look

How Hagfish Unleash a Torrent of Slime

Season 10 Episode 1 | 3m 52s  | Video has closed captioning.

What keeps the boneless, jawless hagfish thriving after more than 300 million years? SLIME. The goop it exudes – a mix of mucus and special protein cells – expands to 10,000 times its original volume in less than half a second, potentially clogging the gills of competitors.

Aired: 01/24/23

Rating: NR


Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning