Eel (Animal) by Richard Schweid

By Richard Schweid

even though it may appear the main mundane of fish whilst pulled from the dust of creeks, ponds, rivers or the ocean, the eel’s lifestyles cycle is among the such a lot awesome in the world. Freshwater eels are born, in line with present medical conception, in distant ocean depths, and trip hundreds of thousands of miles to clean water the place they spend their lives, ahead of returning to the sea to mate and die. a favorite foodstuff for people due to the fact antiquity, feeding London’s bad through the heart a long time, and saving the Mayflower pilgrims from hunger on North America’s shore, nowadays the japanese by myself account for an eel intake worthy over one billion kilos a year.
Richard Schweid chronicles those creatures in all their elements: their common heritage to their marketplace price; their occurence in artwork and literature; and their current threatened prestige. The eel is taken into account through many to be presently at the street to extinction, and regardless of repeated makes an attempt to farm them, and the expenditure of big quantities of money and time, eels have steadfastly refused to breed effectively in captivity, it sounds as if requiring the vastness of the open ocean to start their lengthy float towards maturity.
Containing many little-known proof approximately this really outstanding fish, this publication will attract a person who enjoys well-written common heritage, or who desires to research extra approximately an animal that merits even more realization than it has bought to date.

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