Fishing With Mucus

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The scaled wormsnail isn’t much for travel. It lives its whole life cemented to a rock in the tidal lands. And when you can’t go out for food, you have to wait for the food to come to you. During high tides, the snail lets out tendrils of mucus that capture bits of kelp, plankton, and whatever else the water brings. The snails haul their catch directly into their mouths, relying on the mucus’s impressive viscoelasticity to withstand the journey. (Video and image credit: Deep Look)

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