MORAY EEL – THE ORIGINAL ALIEN?

September 2007

Moray eels possess a second pair of evertible jaws which come out and bring prey back into the throat, once it’s been seized by the nasty teeth you can normally see. Excellent set of videos and articles at the Nature website (you or your institution will need a subscription to see the full articles). The News & Views article describes the research as “a classic example of discovery-based science, stemming from an inspirational ‘oh wow!’ moment”.

News and Views piece; original article; videos.

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