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  Eel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The fresh water eels (unagi) and marine eels (Conger eel, anago) are commonly used in Japanese cuisine.
The eel is found in rivers, reservoirs, ponds, canals, etc., being very fond of still water with a muddy bottom.
Eels are also taken by spearing them whilst they are lying singly on the bottom, or in clusters imbedded in the mud.
hallencyclopedia.com /Eel   (560 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   (1889 words)

The body undergoes other dramatic changes as well: the eyes start to grow, the eye pigments change for optimal vision in dim blue clear ocean light, and the sides of their bodies turn silvery, best suited to be as invisible as possible during the long open ocean cruise ahead and past many waiting predators.
His proposal was to release 50 Silver Eels from Danish waters with probes that will detach from the eels each second day, float up and broadcast position, depth and temperature to satellite receivers, possibly jointly with an equivalent release experiment from the countries of the western coast of the Atlantic.
In Europe, eel populations are infected already from 30% to 100% with the nematode.
www.edinformatics.com /culinaryarts/food_encyclopedia/eel.htm   (1204 words)

 Eel -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The story of the (Voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins) eel was a mystery for a long time and many questions still remain.
Eel migration out of the (A sea in northern Europe; stronghold of the Russian navy) 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 (The largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations) Asia with detrimental effects on the native Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/ee/eel.htm   (1935 words)

 Eel story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The story of the eel was a mystery for a long time and much of still is today.
Aristotle did the first known research on eels, stating that they are born of "earth worms", which emerged from the mud with no fertilization needed—just from the "guts of wet soil".
One nice eel story claims that both eel families once upon a time lived on the peaceful shores of Atlantis, and even when America started to move westwards (Alfred Wegener), they gathered again once a year in Atlantis for some joint fun.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/eel_story   (1564 words)

 eel on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Eels lack the hind pair of fins, adapting them for wriggling in the mud and through the crevices of reefs and rocky shores.
The common freshwater eel, Anguilla rostrata, of the family Anguillidae, is found in the Atlantic coastal regions of Europe, in the Mediterranean area, and in North America E of the Rockies.
When the eels are sexually mature their enormous appetite wanes, and they do not eat during migration to the spawning ground.
encyclopedia.com /html/e1/eel.asp   (612 words)

The ASMFC issued the mandate due to recent declines in landings of adult American eels along the Atlantic coast.
American eels are catadromous - meaning they live their life in freshwater but breed in the ocean.
Young pigmented eels less than six inches long are known as "elvers." As they continue to grow, elvers become "yellow eels" - the resident immature individuals typically caught by the Chesapeake's recreational anglers and commercial watermen.
www.vims.edu /fish/eels/eels.html   (669 words)

 European eel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The slimy coating of the eel is thought to protect the fish against changes in salinity.
Since the 1970s the numbers of eels reaching Europe is thought to have declined by around 90% (possibly even 98%).
The life history of the eels is one of the most fascinating stories in oceanography, still enigmatic: Eel story.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_eel   (173 words)

 Boston.com / News / Science / Europe's eel population collapsing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As glass eel dwindle, their price has tripled to $325 per pound in the past three years, inspiring aggressive poachers like the one who robbed Dekker a year ago of the batch he had caught for research.
Eel live in fresh water for 15 to 20 years, then, turning from yellowish green to silver, swim far out into the Atlantic Ocean and are believed to spawn somewhere in the vast kelp bed of the Sargasso Sea.
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 in the breeding zone.
www.boston.com /news/science/articles/2004/08/15/europes_eel_population_collapsing?mode=PF   (733 words)

 Ummera Smoked Silver Eel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
homepage.eircom.net /~creswell/ummera/eels.htm   (377 words)

 Eel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Eels are used in Cantonese cuisine Cantonese and Shanghai cuisine too.
Forensics Investigator William McDonald thinks a giant eel is stalking Loch Ness, and his research is detailed in N.Y. Times best-selling author Steve Alten's latest fictional thriller, "The LOCH".
This year's Memorial Day weekend was an important landmark in the protection of one of Mendocino County's favorite recreational areas: the Eel River Bridge gravel bar, north of Potter Valley.
www.infothis.com /find/Eel   (582 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Asia / Japanese use eel as remedy to summer heat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
And with the mercury hitting record levels in Tokyo this summer, the eels -- filleted, grilled and slathered in a sugar, soy and rice wine sauce -- are flying out of the kitchens.
Eel legend says that well-known Japanese naturalist Gennai Hiraga told an eel dealer he could boost sales by putting up a sign urging customers to eat the creatures on "Doyo no Ushi Day" -- a traditional summer benchmark denoting 18 days before the beginning of autumn under Japan's ancient calendar.
Some 80 percent of the eel consumed in Japan is imported, mostly from China and Taiwan.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2004/07/26/japanese_use_eel_as_remedy_to_summer_heat?mode=PF   (617 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Hawaii News
Garden eels are famous for anchoring the lower parts of their bodies in sand burrows and waving their heads and upper bodies around to feed.
Snake eels are known for their rigid tails that enable them to dig backward in the sand.
But the garden eel story proves that snake eels, at least half-banded ones, are also quite capable of burrowing headfirst.
starbulletin.com /2001/01/15/news/oceanwatch.html   (604 words)

 The Story of Lata
The eel told one of his children to go to the door of their home and see if someone was there.
The father eel then sent his second child to see the man. The second eel child went and the same thing happened, and the third child went to see the man. That kept up until the tenth eel child went and the man also told it to tell it's father to come to talk.
When the head of that father eel went through the noose of the trap, the man pulled the vine tight and trapped the eel by his head.
www.aloha.net /~vaka/story.html   (2151 words)

 Pohnpei-Between Time & Tide . Stories of the Great Eels
But the eel grew to be huge and frightening and it had the unsettling habit of staring at its human masters.
The eel feared the hunter, terrified that he would catch and kill her, so she dug herself a hiding place in the bank of the river and slithered inside.
The eel was puzzled and somewhat suspicious, but she continued to follow the canoe and call to it as it wound its way down the river toward the sea.
www.pohnpeiheaven.com /eel-stories.htm   (1209 words)

 'Loch Ness' eel frightens tourist. 23/02/2005. ABC News Online
A monster eel, which is believed to have taken up residence at a Warburton trout farm, east of Melbourne, has reportedly been sighted this morning.
The eel, which is said to be at least three metres long with a head the size of a football, has been scaring fishermen at Tommy Finn's trout farm.
It is believed the eel washed into the farm's ponds during this month's record breaking storms.
www.abc.net.au /news/newsitems/200502/s1308868.htm   (225 words)

 Vaka Taumako Project -- The Story of Lata
Another part of this may be that, according to the story, Lata was born at Taumako and built the first vaka there, calling it a tepuke.
The father eel sent each of his ten children out of their stone house to try to fool Lata, but finally went out himself to be caught into the waiting noose.
The dying eel told the husband to tell his wife to cut off his tail and keep it in a bowl of water.
www.aloha.net /~vaka/woodboat.html   (970 words)

eel, common name for any fish of the 10 families constituting the order Anguilliformes, and characterized by a long snakelike body covered with minute scales embedded in the skin.
The mature European eel migrates 3,000 to 4,000 mi (4,828–6,437 km) to its spawning ground in the deep sea SW of Bermuda, a journey lasting several months.
Eels face extinction as numbers drop by 99 per cent in 20 years; Endangered species Fishing ban proposed as populations across Europe suffer dramatic decline in stocks.(News) (The Independent Sunday (London, England))
www.infoplease.com /ce6/sci/A0816817.html   (460 words)

 Questions and Answers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This pregnant, female American eel was four feet long when she was killed by the turbine blades of the Benton Falls hydro-electric dam on the evening of October 25, 2004.
A: The female eels being killed at hydro-electric dams in Maine and New England each fall are migrating out of their freshwater homes to give birth in the Atlantic Ocean east of Bermuda.
A: Female American eels migrate from inland rivers and lakes and ponds to the ocean during a 4-8 week period during the fall.
home.gwi.net /~fks/BentonQA.html   (1204 words)

 eelman records© wellington new zealand - eel facts and other eel info
The low intensity charges emitted by the eel range from 5 to 10 V. The higher intensity charges vary by the size of the eel.
The two native species, the shortfinned and the endemic longfinned eel, are distinguished by the length of their dorsal fin, which is roughly equal to the anal fin in shortfins but extends well forward towards the head in the longfin.
Eels spend part of their life cycle in seawater and part in freshwater, with the spawning grounds of our native eels thought to lie hundreds of kilometres away in deep ocean trenches near Tonga.
www.eelmanrecords.com /eel_facts.html   (595 words)

 Eel Man Komix
The characters have an amusing look to them which fits well with most of the stories, but is less successful when a serious tone is aimed at.
Several of the stories take the form of collections of strips, the Eel Man story of the title being the longest example.
He tries to use his new form to make the world safer for eel kind, but things take an amusing path as the eels demand he vents there vengeance on the people they hate the most in the world...
www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com /smallpress/107943177010999.htm   (276 words)

 Port Vila Presse Online Vanuatu News :: The Story of the Eel and Other Stories from Uripiv Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
"The Story of the Eel and other stories from Uripiv Island" is a collection of legends and myths from Uripiv Island with illustrations by Ralph Regenvanu.
Due to modernity and development, the younger generation being influenced by other factors, particularly in urban centre, gradually leading them away from custom values, certain stories now risk disappearing simply because they are forgotten with the knowledge of their last storyteller.
"The Story of Eel and Other Stories from Uripiv Island" was officially launched last Friday at the Chiefs' Nakamal in the presence of more than 200 people representing government officials, foreign missions, international organizations, chiefly groups as well as the private sector.
www.news.vu /en/ae/books/the-story-of-the-eel-and-.shtml   (410 words)

 More monkey business and eel tidings to report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The first full week of 2003 was predictably crammed with combustible international tension and domestic political hardball, but the most intriguing stories came from neither theater.
But the big stories, certainly for the purposes of this essay, leaked out of Germany in tiny dispatches.
Hannelore failed to mention, in the dispatch I read, anything about the length of the training period, nor did she describe the typical bath prior to the eel mastering the bucket drill.
www.post-gazette.com /columnists/20030112gene0112fnp1.asp   (617 words)

 Tongan legend of the origin of the coconut
Unbeknown to her, she was watched by a fresh water eel as she swam and splashed in the cool water.
The eel begged the girl to ask her parents to allow her to have the eel's head and to bury it outside her house.
As a reminder of this love story, the eel's face can be seen on every nut in the form of three dark patches - two for the eyes and one for the mouth.
www.pabillingham.freeserve.co.uk /Coco.html   (517 words)

 Hans Christian Andersen: A Story from the Sand-Hills
This story was the tinsel thread, the most humorous recollection of Jørgen’s life.
There were eels of the fattest, requiring brandy to bury them, as the eel-breeder said; and certainly they did not forget to carry out his maxim here.
I was the first to hear this story, for the storm sung it to me among the sand-hills.
hca.gilead.org.il /story_fr.html   (11905 words)

 From the Connaught Telegraph - 5 May 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This meant that the eel had come from the Sargasso Sea some time during the Second World War and reaching the Irish coast as a mere transparent little slip of a thing just as Hitler was pulling on his jackboots.
The reason that eels travel such enormous distances back to the spawning ground is believed to be continental drift.
The poor eels of course just needed to get to their place of birth regardless of how far away it was.
www.castlebar.ie /news/printer_ct-20040505.shtml   (1758 words)

 American eel -- not exactly a `warm, fuzzy species' -- may be bound for federal protection North County Times - North ...
Eels spawn in just one place -- the Sargasso Sea, an expanse of warm, algae-filled water in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Most of the commercially caught American eels are sold to Asia, where they are predominantly used as sushi.
Although Watts, Chase and Bell suspect dams are interfering with the American eel's travel plans, the question of why their numbers are dropping is one they say has not been fully answered.
www.nctimes.com /articles/2004/12/25/news/nation/13_44_0912_24_04.txt   (756 words)

 Emporia State University - Center for Great Plains Studies
The story attracted enough local attention that eventually it drew a few scientists in to investigate.
Whatever use the story served at that time, it makes a good piece of history to toss around for the local "Inmanites" today in the 1990s and surprisingly many of the locals know little of the story itself.
As many times happens in smaller communities, these stories are stretched to the extremes and what is gained is a parody of comedy.
www.emporia.edu /cgps/tales/f91tales.htm   (2010 words)

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