Eel Larvae

Every year, the Gulf Stream carries eel larvae northwards from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda. Storm waves sweep some of them into Lake Wallace, where the freshwater triggers their slow change into adults. During rainy weather, eels slither overland into Sable's freshwater ponds.

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