Eel migration study tells 'romantic' tale

Eel migration study tells 'romantic' tale
 

Scientists are a step closer to solving the mystery of one of the great animal migrations.
Each autumn, eels leave European rivers to travel across the Atlantic Ocean to breed for a single time, then die.
Tagging studies show that the fish swim more than 3,000 miles (4,800 km) to the Sargasso Sea.
But, rather than one mass spawning in the spring - an idea held for a century - their arrival is staggered, UK researchers say.
"Eel migration is a rather romantic tale," said lead researcher David Righton, head of the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) in... read more

 
5 October 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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