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Beware the hagfish - repeller of sharks

Friday 28 Oct 2011 6:50 p.m.

One of Earth’s longest surviving fish could hold the clue to developing a way to prevent a shark from attacking.

New Zealand scientists have released remarkable footage of the ancient hagfish as it repels a shark by excreting huge amounts of slime.

Researchers from Massey University and Te Papa have filmed the hagfish repelling different predators 14 times and wonder whether the slime can be synthesised.

Click on the video tab above to see Simon Shepherd’s report.

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