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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:43 PM

The Revival of the American Eel

Published August 1, 2012 09:11 AM
The Revival of the American Eel

The American eel has a slender snakelike body that is covered with a mucous layer, which makes the eel appear to be naked and slimy. The American eel is found along the Atlantic coast including Chesapeake Bay and the Hudson River and as far north as the St. Lawrence River region. Is also present in the river systems of the eastern Gulf of Mexico and in some areas further south. American eels are declining across their range but are showing indications of a population revival following the removal of a large dam in Virginia. The removal of Embrey Dam on the Rappahannock River increased American eel numbers in headwater streams nearly 100 miles away, according to research just published by U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service researchers.

http://www.enn.com/enn_original_news/article/44744?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EnvironmentalNewsNetwork+%28Environmental+News+Network%29

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:48 PM

1. This reminded me of visiting my aunt in Brooklyn

She bought eel sometimes...She loved eating it. I never did try it.

but here is a link on eating it.
http://www.ehow.com/how_2070259_eat-eel.html

and fishing for it.
http://www.ehow.com/how_8745934_catch-eel-rod-reel.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:24 PM

2. I used to catch them sometimes when fishing for flounder on the Cape as a kid.

I would have to stun them long enough to get the hooks out so I could toss them back. I always hated catching them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:30 PM

3. we used to fish for eel quite a lot

they are very tasty but strong suckers and could literally snap a fishing pole if they managed to get wrapped around it.

sP

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