Interesting facts about Eels include…
- Eels are fish, which are often characterized by their snake-like appearance due to their long, scaleless tapering bodies.
- These animals can inhabit both marine and fresh water ecosystems.
- American eels exhibit a behavioral pattern that is unique among fish that are found in the North American continent. These eels are catadromous animals that are born in the Sargasso Sea and are then transported by the Gulf Stream to the Atlantic Coast where they spend the majority of their lives in fresh water environments.
- Most American eels find homes in rivers, lakes, ponds or streams. They only migrate back to saline waters when they become sexually active and they are ready to breed.