Empirical observations of the spawning migration of European eels: The long and dangerous road to the Sargasso Sea

David Righton, H. Westerberg, E. Feunteun, F. Okland, P. Gargan, E. Amilhat, J. Metcalfe, J. Lobon-Cervia, N. Sjöberg, J. Simon, A. Acou, M. Vedor, A. Walker, T. Trancart, U. Brämick, Kim Aarestrup

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Abstract

Fresh data on the timing and speed of the oceanic spawning migration of European eels suggest a new paradigm for spawning ecology.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1501694
JournalScience Advances
Volume2
Issue number10
ISSN2375-2548
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • European eels
  • animal migration
  • spawning
  • escapement
  • electronic tags
  • vertical migration
  • predation

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