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Hawaii News | Ocean Watch

Ugly bottom dweller has its charms, slime and all

  • COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT

    Columnist Susan Scott’s Christmas tree was made of painted hagfish traps, which frequently wash ashore in Hawaii.

Hagfish get no respect. And they should. The eel-shaped, bottom-dwelling creatures, averaging 20 inches long, provide humans with food, clothing, wallets, a crackerjack recycling system and snot. Not many fish are so giving. Read more

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