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Navy sees benefits of fish slime for ballistics protection | MilitaryTimes

Navy sees benefits of fish slime for ballistics protection | MilitaryTimes

Navy scientists working out of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC) have successfully created a synthetic version of hagfish slime that has mechanical properties similar to Kevlar.

Hagfish are an eel-like fish that dwell on sea floors scavenging for food, they also secrete a protective viscous slime when attacked by predators that Navy experts believe may help with ballistics protection.

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