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eel

(ēl),
Any of a number of scaleless, snakelike fish.
[M.E. ele, fr. O.E. ael]

eel

Eel has been long considered (1,300 years) an aphrodisiac in Japan and is traditionally eaten on the hottest day of the year; there is no data to support the alleged aphrodisiac effect, which appears related to its phallic shape.

eel

any TELEOST fish of the Anguilliformes, having a smooth, shiny skin, a long, snakelike body and reduced fins.
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In the spirit of reconciliation, we are pleased to be collaborating with our neighbours, the municipalities of Charlo and Eel River Crossing, on the water interconnection project, said Eel River Bar First Nation Chief Sacha LaBillois.
He weighed in seven hounds and two eels for 27.94kg.
When supply is abundant, swamp eels are sold for P120 to P150 a kilogram, the farmers said.
Mr Ellis added: "We have safely put the eel back in a nearby canal so it can continue exploring our wonderful waterways.
Or the Gulf Stream may weaken a southward-flowing current called the shelf break jet, which may hinder eel larvae from reaching their destination.
She says "We kept it alive and after identifying and weighing the eel we released it back into the dam to fight another day".
The European eel is found and exploited in fresh, brackish and coastal waters throughout most of Europe (though in the Black Sea area, natural occurrence is doubtful) and along the Mediterranean coasts of Africa and Asia.
Okay, so now we are all eel experts, but still it would be good to know a bit more, so I expanded my research by telephone and spoke to some real eel guys.
Caption: When its prey fights back, an electric eel repositions its body to boost the zap.
Eels are known to cross short distances of land between water sources but Surf Snowdonia believe the most likely explanation would be that they entered the water in a holding bay between the hydro-electric plant and the lagoon.
After a number of phone calls to different organisations, the Environment Agency gave permission for staff at the plant, operated by px limited, to return eels and fish - believed to be freshwater dace - into the River Tees.