Alive for 300 million years = Endurance (for DP Photo Challenge).




“According to the fossil record, hagfish have existed for over 300 million years, which means they were already old when dinosaurs took over the world!

Found in relatively deep waters, these animals are sometimes called slime eels, but they are not really eels, and actually, they may not even be fish at all, according to some scientists.

They are very bizarre animals in all regards; they have a skull but lack a spine, and they have two brains.

Almost blind, they feed at night on the carcasses of large animals (fish, cetaceans etc) which fall to the sea bottom.

They owe their “slime eel” nickname to the fact that they produce a slimey substance to damage the gills of predatory fish; as a result, they have virtually no natural enemies.”

PC painting by JF

I THINK!                        PC painting by JF

I think:

1). 300 million years is REAL ENDURANCE!

2). It’s good to have two brains. It’s almost as people say in Russia: “One head is good. Two heads are even better”.

3). Lacking a spine is very good. It allows people to survive today.

4). Thick skull was always a great asset.

5). Some people also produce a slimy substance but they do have enemies.




7 thoughts on “Alive for 300 million years = Endurance (for DP Photo Challenge).

  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    I think that beauty is far more than skin deep and that if you love something or someone it should not matter. However, this Hagfish has some issues to overcome. But having shared the video yesterday of a land snail enjoying being petted by his young owner, I am willing to be convinced…… great post on endurance and whatever else as the Pursuit of Happiness identifies after 300 million years the species has great endurance….do pop over and read.

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