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Rachel Carson and Eels During her graduate work in Marine Biology at Johns Hopkins, Rachel Carson took particular interest in the migration of eels, writing an article about them for the Baltimore Sun in 1938.  Later in two of her books, Under the Sea Wind and Journey to the Sea, she wrote about their lives in inland fresh waters and tidal estuaries before their final return to ocean waters.   The first time in history, an adult American eel has been spotted and documented in the Sargasso Sea. A photo of one of the tagged eels shortly after release. Photo by Jose Benchetrit The life cycle of eels that so fascinated Carson is a mirror opposite to the life cycle of Salmon.  Both American and European eels spawn in the Sargasso Sea, an area of the Atlantic Ocean that lies between ocean currents.  It has a circular rotation and tends to accumulate a kind of brownish seaweed called Sargassum, hence its name.  Eels begin...
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