Specieswatch: glass eels – can these slippery customers stage a comeback?

(Source: The Guardian)

Efforts to protect the European eel, under threat from pollution and the damming of rivers, are having some successThis is the peak season for the arrival of what is hoped will be millions of glass eels swimming up Britain’s estuaries to reach fresh waters where they can grow into adults. The European eel (Anguilla anguilla) is a curious creature with a complex lifestyle that is still barely understood.