Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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As can be seen by the tracks in this picture, a "false crawl" occurred. A nesting female crawled up on the beach, ran into the rockpile, and returned to the ocean having laid no eggs.


Image Credit: FWC



FWC Facts:
American eels spend 10 to 20 years in fresh or brackish waters only to migrate hundreds of miles to spawn in saltwater in the Atlantic’s Sargasso Sea.

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