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Found a strange piece of jelly at the beach in Singapore, seems to be organic and not man made stuff. It has small brownish spots all over it. Can anyone find out its origin?
I wonder if it is hagfish slime...
The hagfish exudes it as a defence mechanism; it can amount to 20 litres
If you do a Google search on hagfish slime, you'll find a suprising number of hits, and a surprising number of ways in which it seems to be of interest!
For instance 'Hagfish slime: the new Lycra?' - http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/shortcuts/2013/apr/03/hagfish-slime-new-lycra
I know about the hagfish, but this jelly doesn't seem like hagfish slime to me. it is solid, hard to tear apart and bounces back to its original shape if i twist it. Thanks anyway