Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
It’s all hagfish today, baby!
Hagfish appear to use slime to avoid predators like sharks (top) and large fish (bottom). The images above are from videos showing fish eating a hagfish, which then produces slime and is able to escape (Images from wikimediacommons).
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Aquaman #27. DC Comics.
It’s been more than 2 months since we last discussed the patron saint of Southern Fried Science,
. The Atlantean übermensch has a new lead writer, the one and only Aquaman , who’s teamed up with Aquaman veteran Paul Pelletier to produce an engaging and visually stunning story. After the epic conclusion to Throne of Atlantis, Aquaman is off on an entirely new adventure. Unfortunately, Jeff Parker this new quest puts our hero in the path of a gargantuan guardian of ancient Atlantis, the Karaqan!
The Karaqan is big, but just how big is it? How does the Karaqan stack up against living sea creatures? Could an arthropod ever get as big as the Karaqan? Most important, if Aquaman does successfully slay the Karaqan, just how much
would we need to steam it? Old Bay