On an autumn morning on a small Dutch canal, fisherman Aart van der Waal pulls up a fish trap stuffed with squirming eels -- not for the pot, but as part of a bold initiative to save the critically endangered species.
Radio Netherlands (Sep. 29, 2011) A recent study by the Dutch national school exam board has revealed that Dutch children know very little about biology. One of the reasons, believe experts, is that biology classes for Dutch students ... watch video
CBC (Apr. 19, 2013) Fishermen in New Brunswick are warning that a bill before Maine's legislature to allow bycatch lobster caught in trawling nets be sold by fishermen who otherwise would have to throw them back could ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 10, 2015) Researchers unravel the complex system that gives eels the ability to remotely control the nervous systems of their prey while they hunt and kill them. Ben Gruber reports.
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AP (Oct. 6, 2014) A mutt in Alabama is known as that dog that wouldn't die after he survived a euthanasia attempt by a local animal shelter. The dog, who's new name is Lazarus, is now finding a new lease on life with ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (June 7, 2015) From a cheetah mother with not enough time in the day in Germany to a new lease on life for California sea lions -- animals in the headlines around the globe. Katharine Jackson reports.
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AFP (Jan. 19, 2012) Stranded baby seals are inundating a Dutch marine rescue center after recent storms in the Wadden Sea off the northern Dutch coast. Rescuers say the seal pups are separated from their mothers and too ... watch video
Radio Netherlands (May 10, 2012) Princess Laurentien released three sturgeons into the wild near Rotterdam yesterday. The fish species disappeared from Dutch waters over half a century ago because of pollution and overfishing. The ... watch video
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May 28, 2015 The numbers of American eels in freshwater areas have been decreasing rapidly but scientists have been puzzled as to why the fish can't recolonize. Now, a new look at eel genetics finds that ... read more
Feb. 18, 2015 By adding video cameras to fish traps, scientists get more precise abundance estimates for several important species of reef fish, including red snapper and gag grouper. In a new release, a scientist ... read more
Mar. 12, 2013 Satellite tracking tags used to elucidate the migratory path of American eels from the St. Lawrence River to the Sargasso Sea prematurely detached from the specimens leading investigators to suspect ... read more
Feb. 1, 2011 Scientists have studied the progression rates of the large European silver eel Anguilla anguilla in late freshwater and early marine phases. The results show that while mortality was low in the lower ... read more