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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.

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 Eel life history Reference Libraries

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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 12:24:55

The European eel, Anguilla anguilla, is a snake-like fish that lives in fresh water and breeds in the sea. It can reach in exceptional cases a length of 4.92 ft (1.5 m), but is normally much smaller, about 2.3 ft (70 cm), and rarely more than 3.28 ft (1 m). They are generally believed to spawn in the Sargasso Sea and the larvae (Leptocephalus) migrate towards Europe in a three-year-long migration. As glass eels they reach the coasts of Europe and enter estuaries. Before entering fresh water,...

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