Image of the Day: Eel Compass
Image of the Day: Eel Compass
Glass eels form a magnetic memory of their estuaries’ currents in order to migrate.
Image of the Day: Eel Compass
Image of the Day: Eel Compass

Glass eels form a magnetic memory of their estuaries’ currents in order to migrate.

Glass eels form a magnetic memory of their estuaries’ currents in order to migrate.

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Image of the Day: Internal Restructuring
Chia-Yi Hou | May 20, 2019
Juvenile eels break down bone tissue and rebuild it in preparation for mating.
a drawing of a European eel
European Eels Strew Their Eggs Across 2,000 Km of Ocean
Shawna Williams | Apr 23, 2019
The fish continue to spawn over a large area despite a drop in their numbers, a study finds.
Image of the Day: As Slippery As
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 25, 2018
A new species of swamp eel has been discovered in India.
Soft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018
Scientists who designed a marine robot to survey ocean life were inspired by eel larvae.
Migratory Eels Use Magnetoreception
Kerry Grens | Apr 14, 2017
In laboratory experiments that simulated oceanic conditions, the fish responded to magnetic fields, a sensory input that may aid migration.
Researchers Track Eels on Their Cross-Atlantic Migration
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2017
A mysterious migration is coming to light after more than a century of study.
Eel-ucidating A Fishy Mystery
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2016
Researchers are using high-tech solutions to bring the lifecycle of the European eel into sharper focus.
Behavior Brief
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 22, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Glowing Green Eel
Chris Palmer | Jun 17, 2013
The Japanese freshwater eel is the first vertebrate found to produce a fluorescent protein, which may prove useful in the clinic.