10 May 2013

• “A Tough Fish Undaunted by Land”

“Eels do not require the cold, pristine streams that salmon do, and can surprisingly be found in landlocked ponds and lakes, in all five boroughs. Adults can make pilgrimages of hundreds of yards overland to find water in dry periods and can remain alive for hours provided that their gills remain damp.

”Juvenile eels are proficient climbers and can clamber up out of the water and over low obstructions during migration.”

Source: NYTimes.com

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