Hagfishology (HAGFISH) with Tim Winegard

Tim Winegard of Chapman University’s Comparative Biomaterials Lab handles a thick clot of hagfish slime like a boss.

Tim Winegard of Chapman University’s Comparative Biomaterials Lab handles a thick clot of hagfish slime like a boss.

Hagfish: these floppy hot dogs of the deep sea deserve our undying respect. Tim Winegard is a professional hagfishologist (YES IT'S A WORD) at Chapman University, and he dishes on the world's slimiest treasures. Prepare to hear about swift escapes, spellbinding clots of slime, patchy backstories, aphrodisiacs, outlasting extinction events, why you don't always need a spine, eating your way out of a dead whale, and -- like a slippery messiah -- turning water to slime. Also Alie confronts her fear of m*cus.

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