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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Oct. 28, 2015 Electric eels temporarily paralyze their prey by shocking them with electricity using a series of brief, high-voltage pulses, much as a Taser would do. Now, a researcher has discovered that the eels ... read more
July 2, 2015 New research is paving the way to protect the endangered European eel as they migrate through rivers to the ocean. The European eel, a fish of high cultural, commercial and conservation concern, has ... read more
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
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