Oregon highway 'slimed' after hagfish lorry overturns – BBC News

Tom MarkLast Update : Friday 14 July 2017 - 11:01 AM
Oregon highway 'slimed' after hagfish lorry overturns – BBC News

A highway in the US state of Oregon has been “slimed” after a truck full of hagfish overturned, covering cars and the tarmac with the animals and the sticky goo they produce.

Hagfish are eel-shaped fish, sometimes known as “slime eels”. They have a skull but no jaw or spine and they secrete slime when stressed.

The 3,400kg of hagfish were to be exported to South Korea, where they are considered a delicacy.

No-one was injured in the accident.

However, one lane of Highway 101 south of Depoe Bay was closed while the clean-up took place.

The local authorities declared on social media that the highway had been “slimed” and tweeted photos from the scene.

Source: world

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