Common Eel Anguilla anguilla Length 0.5-1m<br />
The Common Eel spawns in the Sargasso Sea, on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, and young larvae drift across in the Gulf Stream for 3 years or so. On reaching our shores, so-called elvers swim up rivers and after several years become familiar yellow-bodied, snake-like Eels; on reaching maturity they turn silvery, migrate down the sea and are presumed to attempt their oceanic journey in reverse. During the time in Britain, Common Eels live among silt and debris at the bottom of ponds, rivers and canals.
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Common Eel Anguilla anguilla Length 0.5-1m
The Common Eel spawns in the Sargasso Sea, on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, and young larvae drift across in the Gulf Stream for 3 years or so. On reaching our shores, so-called elvers swim up rivers and after several years become familiar yellow-bodied, snake-like Eels; on reaching maturity they turn silvery, migrate down the sea and are presumed to attempt their oceanic journey in reverse. During the time in Britain, Common Eels live among silt and debris at the bottom of ponds, rivers and canals.

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