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Eel

  • SEA LIFE Timmendorfer Strand, Harbour Basin

About the eel

  • The European eel is native to the whole of Europe, but is unfortunately threatened with extinction. Its population has declined by 98% since the 1970s. This is due, among other things, to heavy fishing, environmental pollution or water pollution control.
  • It is a true wanderer: for spawning, the eel migrates from fresh water to the sea. Its journey takes between one and one and a half years!