What happens when a shark attacks a hagfish?


Hagfish are ancient creatures that live at the bottom of the ocean, scavenging for food.

When attacked by predators, they release a special slime to repel them. Scientists hope, one day, to make clothing out of the threads within this super-stretchy slime.

See what happens when a shark tries to bite a hagfish.

Footage courtesy of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, from Hagfish predatory behaviour and slime defence mechanism.

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