“Happy M-eel” — The Discovery Files

It might seem like something out of a science fiction thriller, but this bizarre finding is real. Using a high-speed digital camera and imaging equipment, researchers at UC Davis are capturing the unique feeding habits of moray eels and how they use their ‘alien’ jaws. After these eels grasp food with their powerful outer jaws, a second set of jaws — large, curved teeth located in the eel’s throat — reaches forward into the mouth, seizes the food and carries it back to the esophagus for swallowing. Guess there’s no chance of “the fish that got away” if it’s on the menu for this eel.