The island of Curaçao is located in the southwestern Caribbean and is just 44 miles north of South America with a population of 138,000. Ninety percent of the local population speaks Papiamentu, a native (Creole) language. The official language is Dutch. English and Spanish are widely spoken. The island’s capital is Willemstad (which is divided into two parts: Punda and Otrobanda).
The hagfish is a slime-emitting ocean-dweller that's remained unchanged for 300 million years--and it shows. It has a skull (but no spine), velvet smooth skin, and a terrifying pit of a mouth that's lined with rows of razor-sharp teeth.