The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World is a surprise hit.
“Captivating . . . The Book of Eels is, in the end, not really about eels but about life itself.” – Wall Street Journal
The European eel has a lifespan of at least 80 years.
It’s a a critically endangered species.
Like Salmon, this eel has a crazy difficult method of reproduction. They must migrate all the way to the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.
How do you feel about eels?
For reasons that aren’t the eel’s fault — its shape, color, lateral movements, nocturnal nature — you may feel the way I do, which is: Yuck.
Svensson is the most recent thinker to contend with what scientists call, I’m not kidding, the “Eel Question.” …
First, eels are fish, not aquatic snakes. …
Also, after roughly 40 million years on Earth, eels are mysteriously dying off at a rapid rate. Probably it is our fault.