Today while participating in a school field study at the DuPont Environmental Education Center, a student caught a young Amercian eel at a stage known as an elver.
The American eel hatches in the ocean waters of the Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic between the West Indies and the Azores. It moves from its birth place to mature in fresh or brackish water and then returns to the sea to spawn. American eels range from Greenland to South America, occurring in all major streams along the coastline.
Join us at DEEC Tuesdays – Sundays at 2pm for a free netting program to see what you can find in the marsh. For more sightings follow DEEC on Twitter.