USFWS: American Eel Might Need Protection

Chicago Tribune2011-09-29:                      (Reuters) – The American eel, a freshwater fish native to the eastern United States that is born and dies in the open ocean, may be at risk of extinction because of climate change, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Wednesday. The agency, which is considering a petition to add the eel to its official list of endangered species, said new scientific evidence, including “statistically significant long-term” declines in the stock of young eels, suggested the snake-like species is in enough peril to warrant…                     more »

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~ by narhvalur on September 30, 2011.

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