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The Mystery of Eels: Infographic: All About the American Eel

Few fish hold as many mysteries as the eel. Unlike most fish, eels are catadromous. This means they spend most of their adult lives in freshwater rivers and streams, and return to the oceans where they were first born to spawn. In this infographic, learn about the American Eel and its mysterious underwater world.

Jan 1st, 2014 | Comments

The Mystery of Eels: Web-Exclusive Video: The Eel Project

Science Education Specialist Chris Bowser coordinates the Citizen Science Hudson River Eel Project which trains students and other community members to monitor local eel populations. In the process, people learn about an animal they knew almost nothing about, and the amazing natural world that exists in their own backyard.

Aug 4th, 2013 | Comments

The Mystery of Eels: Web-Exclusive Video: Painting with Eels

Inspired by the Japanese art form Gyotaku, a type of Japanese fish printing popularized in the mid-1800s, artist and naturalist James Prosek created a series of pieces in the Gyotaku style. But instead of using the traditional large-scaled carp to make his nature prints, Prosek decided to use a rather unusual fish as his creative tool, the eel.

Aug 3rd, 2013 | Comments

The Mystery of Eels: Full Episode

Artist, writer, and naturalist James Prosek explores the mysterious world of the eel. Watch the full film The Mystery of Eels online.

Apr 18th, 2013 | Comments

The Mystery of Eels: Book Excerpt: Eels by James Prosek

Described as something of an underwater Audubon, James Prosek has always had a particular fondness for marine life. He has dedicated years to studying and writing about these water worlds and the diverse creatures which inhabit them. Prosek’s latest adventure centers around the eel, a migratory fish (it’s not a snake) that continues to leave scientists puzzled. Read an excerpt from the book that inspired PBS Nature's The Mystery of Eels.

Apr 12th, 2013 | Comments

The Mystery of Eels: Video: The Eel Life Cycle

The remarkable lifecycle of the eel, a catadromous fish found all over the globe, in fresh and salt water ecosystems alike. Eels begin life in the ocean before migrating in their larval stage to rivers and streams where they can spend decades before returning to the oceans to spawn.

Apr 11th, 2013 | Comments

The Mystery of Eels: Introduction

Artist and writer James Prosek explores the dark, mysterious world of the eel, a fish found all over the globe, in fresh and salt water ecosystems alike. The Mystery of Eels premieres Wednesday, April 17 at 8/7c (check local listings).

Mar 27th, 2013 | Comments

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