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2014-11-19 16:23:52

Ceremony Marks Historic First: for Island As Dignitaries, Celebrities and Hundreds of Tourism Elite Will Journey to the Peerless Island to Celebrate the Industry's Best and Savor the Alluring Sights,

Threatened European Eels Disappear In Deep Water On Their Way To The Sargasso Sea
2014-02-11 10:15:02

When the threatened European eels cross the Atlantic Ocean to get to the Sargasso Sea to spawn, they swim in deep water.

Ocean Currents Drive Eel Population Changes: Study
2013-12-29 08:18:16

Fluctuations in the European eel population – a long-time holiday delicacy – may be linked to changing ocean currents in the Atlantic, according to new research published in the journal Current Biology.

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2011-08-17 12:35:00

Scientists from the Smithsonian and partnering organizations have discovered a new eel that inhabits an undersea cave in the Pacific Ocean which they have dubbed a "living fossil".

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2011-02-02 11:55:59

Greek philosopher Aristotle believed eels emerged spontaneously from mud.

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2009-07-16 15:59:26

Eel fishing will be banned in the Netherlands for several months a year in a move to help protect the fish from extinction, the Dutch government said on Thursday.

2007-01-23 00:00:12

By David Dishneau HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The Potomac River is being readied for a starring role in the restoration of the American eel to Eastern U.S. waterways.

2006-02-22 13:17:26

LONDON (Reuters) - East is East and West is West and never the twain will meet -- at least as far as the world's freshwater eels are concerned. It has long been established that the freshwater eels of the United States and Europe originate in the Sargasso Sea off Bermuda.

2005-10-06 07:40:58

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU fishermen may have to stop catching eels for six months each year to prevent the species disappearing from European waters after a drastic stock decline over the past 20 years, the EU executive said on Thursday.


Latest Anguillidae Reference Libraries

Freshwater Eels, Anguillidae
2014-08-06 10:21:09

Anguillidae is a family of nineteen species and six subspecies of freshwater eels that reside in freshwater lakes, rivers, and estuaries. These eels are long and snake-like in shape with a large head and the dorsal fins typically merge with the anal and caudal fins, creating a fringe on the end of the body. The pectoral fins are small and the scales are soft and thin. Anguillidae eels migrate to the ocean in order to spawn and can be found in many areas including the North Pacific Ocean and...

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2007-04-05 00:06:12

The Common conger, Conger verreauxi, is a conger of the family Congridae, found in the eastern Indian Ocean and south west Pacific Ocean, including southern Australia and New Zealand, at depths down to 328.08 ft (100 m) in broken rocky reef areas. Length is up to 6.56 ft (2 m) and weight may be up to 110.23 lb (50 kg). The common conger is similar to the common freshwater eels, but with larger eyes and a dorsal fin which originates further forward, above the hind tip of the pectoral fin....

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2007-02-21 15:11:58

The American eel, Anguilla rostrata, is a catadromous fish found on the eastern coast of North America. It has a snake-like body with a small sharp pointed head. It is brown on top and a tan-yellow color on the bottom. It has sharp pointed teeth but no pelvic fins. The female American eel spawns in salt water, and it takes 9 to 10 weeks for the eggs to hatch. After hatching, young eels move toward North America and enter freshwater systems to mature. The female can lay up to 4 million...

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2007-02-21 15:10:33

The speckled longfin eel or Australian longfin eel, Anguilla reinhardtii, is one of 15 species of eel in the family Anguillidae. A native of New Guinea, eastern Australia, including Tasmania, Lord Howe Island, and New Caledonia, specimens have recently been found in New Zealand. This was confirmed in 1997 using vertebral counts and DNA markers from eels caught in the Waikato River. Although this confirmation is recent, anecdotal evidence suggests reinhardtii may have been in New Zealand for...

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2007-02-21 12:35:41

The marbled eel, also known as the giant mottled eel, is a species of eel that is found in the Indo-Pacific and African region. Distribution It can be found from East Africa to French Polynesia north to southern Japan. In Africa, the eel may be found within Mozambique and the lower Zambezi River. The marbled eel has the widest distribution out of all the other Anguilla eels. It is usually found in tropical climates between 24°N to 33°S. There are also other regions such as the...

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  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
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The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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