17 August 2016

• The American Eel...AND...New England's Blue Mussels

“The American eel (Anguilla rostrata) is a peculiar fish. First, although eels breathe with gills underwater, they can survive out of water for several hours breathing through their skin.

“ Their migration cycle is backwards from other migrating fish in the Connecticut River as they come into the river as juveniles and leave as adults on their way to spawn in the Sargasso Sea....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Reformer.com http://www.reformer.com/localeditorials/ci_30226286/river-currents-american-eel-peculiar-fish


• “Why Are New England's Wild Blue Mussels Disappearing?”

“Blue mussels play an important role as filter feeders, removing bacteria, heavy metals and toxins from the water. They are a foundation species in the intertidal community that create habitat and enlarge the diversity of life supported by a locale.

“Their decline is of great concern....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160809145254.htm

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