Recent Examples of eel from the Web
In the past, his group has scanned gars, an eel, a bowhead whale fetus, and even a 2.5-meter bigeye sand tiger shark (which didn't completely fit inside the scanner).
There are sharks and jelly fish, evil eels and a crafty crab with a Jamaican accent.
If the sweet smell of smoke and meat isn’t enough of a clue, Kemuri is smoking all kinds of wonderful things: fish collar, barbecue eel, and duck breast.
Northern pike may not sound as scary as piranhas or the Asian swamp eel — two of the other half-dozen fish that Nevada law singles out as invasive, injurious aquatic species.
The coral reefs of the Daymaniyat Islands, a protected nature reserve in the Gulf of Oman, count guitar sharks, hawksbill turtles, stingrays, moray eels, and seahorses as residents.
For example, someone can get infected with G. spinigerum by eating raw or undercooked freshwater fish or eels, frogs, poultry, or snakes, according to the CDC.
Also, thousands of slime eels fell out of bins and onto the highway, creating an enormous clean-up operation for authorities.
Meanwhile, the Depoe Bay Fire Department posted a video of workers using a bulldozer to clear the eels from Highway 101.
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There are more than 500 fish species known as eels. They are slender, elongated, and usually scaleless, with long dorsal and anal fi ns that are continuous around the tail tip. Eels are found in all seas, from coastal regions to the mid-depths. Freshwater eels are active, predatory fish with small embedded scales. They grow to maturity in freshwater and return to the sea, where they spawn and die. The transparent young drift to the coast and make their way upstream. Freshwater eels, considered valuable food fish, include species ranging from 4 in (10 cm) to about 111⁄2 ft (3.5 m) long.
Origin and Etymology of eel
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of eel
- Stories my Russian friends had told me about the hundreds who were trampled at Stalin's funeral came back to me. Finally, we gave up and eeled our way out of there.
- —Ian Frazier
First Known Use of eel
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