Ocean Just as Gross as You Thought: Filled with Mucus

Article Link: https://www.oddee.com/ocean-just-as-gross-as-you-thought-filled-with-mucus-52960/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

There are so many reasons not to go into the ocean. Sharks, pollution, islands of plastic, whales pee in it; the list goes on and on. Granted, I’m an indoor kid, but you have to admit ever since Jaws came out, the ocean has felt less like summer fun, and more like a low-level menacing presence. Are you not convinced yet? Well, how’s this; there are ocean animals who build houses from snot oozing out of their heads. And, they have to rebuild the structures almost every day because they’re just as wasteful as humans. That means they’re leaving “snot palaces,” so dubbed by bioengineer Kakani Katija who spoke to the Associated Press about her discovery.