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
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.
European Eels Strew Their Eggs Across 2,000 Km of Ocean
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
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 OceanSoft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean
Soft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 31, 2018
Scientists who designed a marine robot to survey ocean life were inspired by eel larvae.
Migratory Eels Use Magnetoreception
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
Researchers Track Eels on Their Cross-Atlantic Migration
Catherine Offord | Dec 31, 2016
A mysterious migration is coming to light after more than a century of study.
Eel-ucidating A Fishy Mystery
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
Behavior Brief
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 22, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Glowing Green Eel
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.