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Eels

Monday, March 17, 2014

Eel!
As a child swimming in the murky waters of the Fore River in Weymouth, that one word was enough to send half us kids scurrying to shore. And the sight of one emerging from the depths would keep many a young snorkeler on shore for the rest of the day.
As with so many things in nature, that which seems so scary when young proves to be merely fascinating as an adult. And the Eel is certainly one fascinating fish...