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Eel, European (Anguilla anguilla)

Eel, European
Eel, European

The adult European eel has a long narrow body with a continuous dorsal, anal and tail fin. They have slimy skin and their lower jaw is longer than the upper. They appear to have no scales and the colour depends on their age - they can be brown, black or olive-green with yellow bellies or sometimes even silver. They grow up to about 1 metre in length.  


Fun Facts...

This eel can remarkably survive out of water for several hours when it is damp. They can even travel overland when it is dark and rainy.



Location...

Found in European rivers that drain into the North Atlantic, Baltic and Mediterranean Seas. Spawning takes place in the Sargosso Sea in the western Atlantic.



Habitat...

Found usually in fresh water streams, rivers and lakes but will migrate to marine waters to breed.



Diet...
Feeds on larvae, fish and crustaceans, but will also eat dead organisms and terrestrial invertebrates.

Critically Endangered
TODAY AT WESTON...

OPEN: Daily from 10.00am.
LAST ADMISSION: 4.00pm
CLOSES: 5.00pm

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ADMISSION:
Adult - £9.50 (16-64yrs)
Child - £7.50 (3-15yrs)
Under 3's - Free
Concessions - £8.50
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SEAQUARIUM SEEKS EXPLORERS

From 1 August to 31 August 2017, SeaQuarium Weston is hosting their annual Explorer’s Event. 

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FREE Activity Booklet!

During your visit to the SeaQuarium, don’t forget to take part in our free children’s activity booklet.
Pick up a booklet, find the answers to the questions around SeaQuarium and play some fun games along the way! Children will even receive a sticker at the end of their visit when shown to a member of staff!

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