Document Type

Article

Editor

Dan Kircheis

Fred Kircheis

James McCleave

Publication Title

Downeast Fisheries Trail website

Publisher

Maine Sea Grant College Program

Publication Date

2014

Publisher location

Orono, ME

Abstract/ Summary

The American eel is the only species in the Gulf of Maine that spends most of its life in freshwater but spawns in the Sargasso Sea, a large area of the Atlantic Ocean south of Bermuda and east of the Bahamas. American eel larvae (known as leptocephali) are transported by ocean currents for nearly a year until they reach the east coast of North America.

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