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Eel Reveals Its Migration Secrets

Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Eels, biologists discovery, research, Aquaculture Science, scientists )

- 3552 days ago -
The European eel's migration to the Sargasso Sea to spawn is one of nature's great unsolved mysteries. For thousands of years, biologists have puzzled over exactly where they go and what they do after leaving our rivers.


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Dee C (23)
Friday September 25, 2009, 2:05 pm
"Now scientists using satellite tags have tracked 22 eels, revealing what they do in the first 1,300km of an epic 5,000km migration.

Using this method, biologists hope the whole journey to the Sargasso Sea will soon be revealed.

The results of the tracking study are published in the journal Science.

They provide unique insights into the migratory behaviour of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla), including the direction and depth the eels swim."

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Janet Solomon (231)
Friday September 25, 2009, 3:04 pm
Thank you, Dee!
This is what I have always considered one of the MOST amazing 'things' in the natural world.
Namaste, and asante sana [mucho!! hehe] xo

Rhonda Maness (580)
Friday September 25, 2009, 5:42 pm
Thanks Dee

Tierney G (381)
Friday September 25, 2009, 6:59 pm
Thanks Dee

Nikki C (7)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 2:18 pm
The world’s seas hold so many mysteries! Especially the odd-looking ones that make us scratch our heads; and the vividly-painted creatures that we can’t stop staring at. Great story Dee, Thanks.
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