Wednesday October 19, 2022

Science Alert

After generations of speculation, scientists have finally managed to track European eels the entire way back to their breeding grounds in the Sargasso Sea – following their movements thousands of kilometers along what is considered one of the most impressive animal migrations in nature.

Scientists are gushing with excitement because this is the first direct evidence of a long-suspected part of the eels’ life cycle that was proposed almost 100 years ago.

Until now, no eggs or eels had been found in the North Atlantic Ocean’s Sargasso Sea confirming this truly is where eels gather to breed.

“Eels have piqued the curiosity of scientists for millennia,” study author and fish biologist Kim Aarestrup of the Technical University of Denmark said on Twitter.

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