American Eel

American eel

The waters of the Sheep Farm in Groton, Connecticut are home to the American eel, an enigmatic, fascinating and remarkable fish. All American eels begin their lives as eggs in the Sargasso Sea, which extends south and east around Bermuda. Its incredible life cycle brings it thousands of miles from ocean to rivers and streams. Even more fascinating is its skin, like its gills, can absorb oxygen allowing it to travel across land. Not a bad trait! Unfortunately, in many areas numbers are declining. You can read more about the amazing American eel from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

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