Nature - Season 31, Episode 10 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Mystery of Eels


Episode Info

Naturalist James Prosek examines the freshwater eel, sharing what's known about its behavior while detailing how it's become the center of a multibillion dollar business--Japan alone consumes 130,000 tons of eel a year. In Maine, baby eels are caught in the early spring as they make their way upstream from the sea; they're then shipped to China, where they're raised to maturity and distributed to the rest of the world.


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