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  Eel - MSN Encarta
One conger eel, however, is known to grow up to 3 m (9 ft) long and is found as deep as 250 m (820 ft) in the ocean.
These eels, which are the most important as food and are often sold live in markets, have dense capillary systems close to the skin that can absorb oxygen directly from air or water.
The conger eel is classified as Conger conger, the European eel is classified as Anguilla anguilla, and the American eel is classified as Anguilla rostrata.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761563337   (486 words)

  Eel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
True eels are fish of the order Anguilliformes that consists of 4 suborders, 19 families, 110 genera and 400 species.
Some eels dwell in deep water (in case of family Synaphobranchidae, this comes to a depth of 4,000 m), or are active swimmers (the family Nemichthyidae - to the depth of 500 m).
Freshwater eels (unagi) and marine eels (Conger eel, anago) are commonly used in Japanese cuisine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eel   (384 words)

 Eel life history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eel migration out of the Baltic Sea through the Danish belts was the basis of traditional fisheries with characteristic trapnets (Bundgarn).
New high-tech eel aquaculture plants are appearing in Asia with detrimental effects on the native Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica.
Because the eels are catadromous (living in fresh water but spawning in the sea), dams and other river obstructions can block their ability to reach inland feeding grounds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eel_story   (1898 words)

 MSN Encarta - Eel
One conger eel, however, is known to grow up to 3 m (9 ft) long and is found as deep as 250 m (820 ft) in the ocean.
These eels, which are the most important as food and are often sold live in markets, have dense capillary systems close to the skin that can absorb oxygen directly from air or water.
The conger eel is classified as Conger conger, the European eel is classified as Anguilla anguilla, and the American eel is classified as Anguilla rostrata.
ca.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761563337/Eel.html   (411 words)

In the common American eel the dorsal fin originates far behind the pectorals, this character is enough to distinguish it from the conger, from which it also differs in that the lower jaw projects beyond the upper or at least equals it in length, and its eyes are small and round.
The eel, however, has a pointed snout, like the conger, a large mouth gaping back as far as the middle of the eye or past it; and its gill slits are set vertically on the sides of the neck, their upper corners abreast of the center of the base of the pectoral fin.
Examples of long journeys by eels upstream, in New England rivers, are to the Connecticut Lakes, New Hampshire, at the head of the Connecticut River; to the Rangeley Lakes at the head of the Androscoggin, and to Matagamon Lake, at the head of the East Branch of the Penobscot.
www.gma.org /fogm/Anguilla_rostrata.htm   (2266 words)

 Snipe Eel
The dried fish in the upper and lower images was sent to the Museum for identification by Greg Fardy, District Fisheries Officer Coffs Harbour, NSW Fisheries.
It is a type of Snipe Eel, (family Nemichthyidae) and is recognisable by its extremely elongate body and long, thin, outward curving jaws.
The clue to the feeding of Snipe Eels is found in their teeth.
www.amonline.net.au /fishes/fishfacts/fish/snipe.htm   (260 words)

 eel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Eels lack the hind pair of fins, adapting them for wriggling in the mud and through the crevices of reefs and rocky shores.
When the eels are sexually mature their enormous appetite wanes, and they do not eat during migration to the spawning ground.
Eels are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Osteichthyes, order Anguilliformes.
www.bartleby.com /65/ee/eel.html   (356 words)

 Eel Farming in Taiwan
Eel farming is at the top of the fishery industry in terms of export value.
Eel culture in Taiwan can be in the form of a nursery operation, raising newly transformed elvers of Anguilla japonica to fingerlings, in the form of a production operation, raising fingerlings to market size eels, or a combination of the two.
Because eels are a mild animal and their reproduction occurs only in the sea, they will not threaten the existence of other species in the same habitat provided that the farm eels escape into the wild.
www.american.edu /projects/mandala/TED/eelfarm.htm   (3363 words)

 EEL: An Executable Editing Library
EEL (Executable Editing Library) is a new C++ library that hides much of the complexity and system-specific detail of editing executables.
EEL provides abstractions that allow a tool to analyze and modify executable programs without being concerned with particular instruction sets, executable file formats, or consequences of deleting existing code and adding foreign code.
EEL is distributed as part of the Wisconsin Architectural Research Toolset (WARTS).
www.cs.wisc.edu /~larus/eel.html   (733 words)

 American Eel
The American eel occurs in freshwater rivers and lakes, estuaries, coastal areas and open ocean from the southern tip of Greenland, along the Atlantic coast of North America, throughout the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, to Venezuela, and inland in the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes.
The eel is an abundant resident of all tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay in its yellow eel phase.
Now in their yellow eel phase, the American eels will remain in the brackish and fresh waters of these rivers for the majority of their lives–for at least five and possibly as many as twenty years.
www.chesapeakebay.net /american_eel.htm   (653 words)

 Untitled Document
Habitat and Range: The electric eel is native to South America and found in the rivers of the Guyanas, the Orinoco River system, and in the waters of the middle and lower Amazon basin.
Because the water that the electric eel lives in is poor in oxygen, it must occasionally come to the surface for air.
Where the electric eel breeds is still a mystery, but it is believed that the young are hatched from eggs.
www.colszoo.org /animalareas/shores/eel.html   (383 words)

 Maryland Marine Notes: May-June 2001 Spotlight - American Eel: Biology, Mystery, Management
Eels have intrigued people since the time of Aristotle, who hypothesized that they were created from mud due to their appearance in lakes that were previously dry.
Glass eels are transparent and two to three inches in length – they travel into fresh water streams and migrate up-river, gaining their yellow/green pigmentation as they grow.
He found that the eels were not only able to survive this abrupt change in salinity, but were able to find their way back to where they were originally captured.
www.mdsg.umd.edu /MarineNotes/May-June01   (2408 words)

 European Eel Population Is Collapsing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yet barbecued eel is a delicacy for sushi lovers, especially in Japan, and eel is eaten in a bewildering variety of ways across the European continent.
Eel live in fresh water for 15 to 20 years, then head for the ocean when they are ready to breed, changing from a yellowish green to a silver color as they go.
Because the American eel population is also in decline, some scientists believe the real problem may be changes in ocean currents due to global warming or a parasite or virus that has infected the breeding zone.
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /fish/InNews/collapsing2004.html   (735 words)

 Sea and Sky: Gulper Eel
The gulper eel is perhaps one of the most bizarre looking creatures in the deep ocean.
The eel's mouth is loosely-hinged, and can be opened wide enough to swallow an animal much larger than itself.
The gulper eel grows to a length of about two to six feet and is found in all of the world's oceans at depths ranging from 3000 to 6000 feet.
www.seasky.org /monsters/sea7a1j.html   (157 words)

 Fish Glossary from Gorton's: Croaker-Hake
Eels can be found ranging in size anywhere from inch-long elvers to the conger eel which can be as long as 10 feet, weighing in at 170 pounds.
Eel is also sold pre-skinned and butterflied or filleted, but the freshness may be compromised if you can't verify how long the eel has been dead.
Eel should not be eaten raw and is best served with an acidic sauce (using lemon, vinegar, capers, or tomatoes) to counter the rich meat.
www.gortons.com /cookbook/gl_cr_ha.php   (1951 words)

 Hands On: Industr-eel Revolution - Sweden
The abundant quantities of water available meant that farming eels using a through-flow system at 25 ºC was economically practical proposition because at this temperature the eels grow to consumption size within 18 months.
Eels are a common kind of freshwater fish and there are some 20 different kinds of eels.
Eels are known as catadromous - that is, they live in freshwater but migrate to the ocean to breed.
www.tve.org /ho/doc.cfm?aid=977&lang=English   (1794 words)

 EEL   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although it has a snake-like appearance, the eel is actually a true fish possessing gills and very small scales.
The American eel is found in coastal streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, and estuaries from Greenland to the Gulf of Mexico.
Eels are plentiful from the Chesapeake Bay serving as a prime fishing area.
www.ocean.udel.edu /mas/seafood/eel.html   (307 words)

 Korea-Us Aquaculture
Eel is the most important freshwater fish culturing in Korea.
In the beginning, the main purpose of eel culture was to produce seed fish or fingering size from elvers collected in rivers.
In Korea most eel farms using a pond system have built greenhouse structures over the ponds not only to prevent winter death but also to increase the growth rate.
www.lib.noaa.gov /korea/main_species/eel.htm   (274 words)

 Bento.com Japanese cuisines - unagi (eel)
The cooking process is what makes the eel both crisp and tender: The eels are first grilled over hot charcoals, then steamed to remove excess fat, then seasoned with a sweetish sauce and grilled a second time.
In the Kansai area (around Osaka) the steaming step is omitted and the eel is grilled longer, burning off the excess fat and producing an even crisper skin.
As for the eels themselves, the best are caught wild rather than bred in eel farms, with the ideal size between 30 and 50 centimeters (12-20 inches).
www.bento.com /re_unagi.html   (632 words)

 Improve your eel farm
In the case of the eel, unequal growth of individuals associated with the "grading problem", - is of great economical importance: 30-35 percent of elvers are either discarded because of slow growth or held over to the next growing season in the hope that growth will ‘pick up’.
Clustering of eels in culture tanks during daylight near heating and air pipes is also a common sight interpreted generally by the same argument or "as being gregarious”.
Better understanding of the causes of the eels’ aggressive behavior facilitated a design of a rearing tank in which development of size variation is minimized due to the decrease in frequency of aggressive interactions.
www.geocities.com /d_kushnir2002   (1909 words)

 TimesDispatch.com | Eel-grass die-off in bay threatens crab population   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eel grass began dying in August, leaving whole beds, such as the Poquoson Flats near Hampton, which had earlier been carpeted with more than 2,100 acres of eel grass, devoid of grass and the baby crabs that depend on finding shelter there.
The connection with eel grass is particularly important because the vulnerable crab larvae from each season's spawn hides from predators in eel-grass beds.
Eel grass, along with a companion species, widgeon grass, which apparently is not affected by the eel-grass die-off, covered about 33,000 acres of the bay's bottom last year, Orth said.
www.timesdispatch.com /servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD/MGArticle/RTD_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1128768103731   (629 words)

 Maryland DNR Fish Fun Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The American eel has pectoral fins and a very long, continuous fin which is the dorsal fin, anal fin, and tail fin combined.
When an eel is caught on a fishing line, the stress felt by the eel results in an increase of this slime coat.
The eels begin to migrate in the fall and arrive at the Sargasso Sea in February when spawning occurs.
www.dnr.state.md.us /fisheries/education/eel/eel.html   (351 words)

When they reach maturity, the eels congregate on the bottom of their river and forming a writhing ball, they change from being brown river eels to silvery fl eels, ready to re-enter the environment of their youth.
On the wildest of autumn nights, when the rivers are in full flood, the transformed 'Silver' eels begin the descent of the rivers to start their migration back to the very sea weed that they began life on.
We recommend that you skin the eel, peeling it like a banana, then slice it thinly lengthwise; with a spoon, scrape the jelly and oil from the inside of the skin and serve with the sliced eel.
www.ummera.com /eel.html   (607 words)

Eel (version 2) was released carded as part of the eleventh series (1992).
Eel came with a yellow trident/harpoon gun, 2 silver flippers, a silver shark (a spring loaded missile launcher that actually fired), a shark fin and a shark tail (that attached to the shark), a yellow missile, and a fl figure stand.
The entire mold of Eel was later used to create Cobra Eel (v3).
www.yojoe.com /action/92/eel2.shtml   (96 words)

 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Eel.
That is, to have an ephemeral smattering of a subject, which slips from the memory as an eel would wriggle out of one’s fingers if held by the tail.
as an eel is used to being skinned.
But it’s just like the eels with their skinning: it goes against the grain at first, but you soon get used to it.”—Cuthbert Bede [Bradley]: Verdant Green, chap.
www.bartleby.com /81/5656.html   (198 words)

 Voltage of an Electric Eel
The electric organs of the eel are located in it's tail, which is roughly 4/5 of the animal's body.
Like a battery the electric eel has two opposite poles (the head and the tail), and when they discharge, the voltage flows from either the head or the tail.
The organ in the electric eel that enables it to produce electricity is made up of 5,000 to 6,000 electroplaques (set up much like the cells in a dry battery).
hypertextbook.com /facts/BarryLajnwand.shtml   (994 words)

 Eel Wild and Scenic River, California   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Van Duzen River from the confluence with the Eel River to Dinsmure Bridge.
The three forks of the Eel contain a diversity of river types originating in high mountain pine forests, flowing through steep canyons and coastal redwood forests, and emptying into the Pacific in a gently sloping valley with virgin redwood stands.
It is joined in the coastal plain by the designated Van Duzen that, along with the Eel, is noted for its salmon and steelhead fisheries.
www.nps.gov /rivers/wsr-eel.html   (176 words)

 Tampa Web Design, Hosting and Florida Search Engine Optimization
The Digital Eel Marketing team is headed by a Qualified Google Advertising Professional dedicated to achieving top rankings in search engines such as Google, Yahoo and MSN.
With continual growth of the internet and the technologies used to deliver information, it is imperative to have a quality support team to maximize coverage.
Digital Eel provides this support during the launch, operation and growth stages of client websites with live, local technical support.
www.digitaleel.com   (209 words)

 YOJOE.COM | Cobra Eel
Eel (version 3) was released carded as part of the twelfth series (1993).
Cobra Eel came with four red rifles, two yellow flippers, a yellow missile launcher (spring loaded, actually fired), two red missiles, and a red figure stand.
Cobra Eel's entire body was originally used to create Eel (v2) (1992).
www.yojoe.com /action/93/eel3.shtml   (119 words)

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