The mysterious romance of the European eel - Jessica Eggers

Nom i cognoms: Jessica Eggers
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País: South Africa


Títol: The mysterious romance of the European eel
Espècie: European eel (Anguilla anguilla)

Descripció: European Eel (Anguilla Anguilla) reproduction happens in the Sargasso Sea (1), but this has only been discovered as recently as 1920's. While reproduction itself has not been observed the movement of new born eels has been geographically studied as they grow from 10 mm (1), 15 mm (2), 25 mm (3), 45 mm (4) while they disperse across the Atlantic Ocean towards European freshwater habitats (5), from where they return only as full-grown adults, to complete the cycle and reproduce in their turn in Sargasso Sea (6). Eels show many different developmental forms, growing from Leptocephalus (7) into glass eels (8) and elvers (9), before they pass through the yellow eel stage to their final adult form (10).

Categoria: Il·lustració científica

Tècnica: Black ink pen, digital modification in Adobe Photoshop
Mida: 29,7 x 42 cm, 300 dpi
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