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Hagfish Day

Hagfish Day is held on October 18. Held on the third Wednesday of October. This event in the second decade of the month October is annual. Help us Help us 
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Hagfish can absorb nutrients straight through their skin. The estimated 76 species of hagfishes live in cold waters around the world, from shallow to as deep as 5,500 feet (nearly 1,700 meters). Hagfish can go months without food.
Hagfish are widely considered the most disgusting animals in the ocean, if not on earth. The eel-shaped creatures use four pairs of thin sensory tentacles surrounding their mouths to find food—including carcasses of much larger animals. Once they find their meal, they bury into it face-first to bore a tunnel deep into its flesh.
Despite the fact that they seem repulsive, they are undoubtedly unique—and just because animals are disgusting to human sensibilities doesn’t mean they don’t deserve our attention and protection. That is the message behind Hagfish Day, which occurs every year on the third Wednesday of October: that we can find beauty in the ugly and protect all ocean animals.

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