Deep-Sea Mural, hagfish and deep-sea creatures
Geologic period: Modern
Deep-sea residents of Channel Islands National Park, including the Pacific hagfish.
Did you know?
The Pacific hagfish is slimy, sort of weird looking and rarely seen. But they have a distinction: The hagfish is the only animal known to have a skull, but no vertebral column. Hagfish have no jaws and, with lampreys, are considered living fossils.