American Eels

American Eel News Archive

See below for outside links to popular press articles about American Eels & Eels in the Classroom. For more information regarding previous and ongoing scientific research, please visit the Research page.

Lewisburg continues 'eels in classroom' program, The Daily Item, 10/27/20

Eels and Mussels—An Unlikely Pair, Penn State Extension, November 21, 2019

Dozens of ancient eel weirs uncovered in Susquehanna, Bay Journal, 1/27/21

American Fisheries Society Northeast Division 2019 Newsletter

Against the current: how the eel returned to the Susquehanna River, PennLive, 1/30/19

By Helping Eels Reach Their Destination, DEP is Improving Water Quality in the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay, DEP Blog, 1/22/21

Biologists say eel is back in upper Susquehanna, The Daily Star, 7/31/18

Reconnecting American Eel Migrations, USFWS via

American Eels: Life cycle and ecology, Maryland SeaGrant (Part 1 of 2), April 23, 2020

American Eels: Dams, habitat loss, and restocking, Maryland SeaGrant (Part 2 of 2), June 5, 2020

How trucking eels is reviving a river, The Washington Post, September 17, 2020

American Eel Videos

Collecting American Eel elvers at Conowingo Dam with USFWS (USFWS, YouTube)

Eel dam/weir archeological site, Danville, PA (Van Wagner, YouTube)

"Talking Shad and Eel Blues" by Van Wagner (Van Wagner, YouTube)

American Eels Released to North Branch Muddy Creek, York County, PA (SRBC, YouTube)

USFWS eel release (MD SeaGrant, YouTube)

Other Media

BBC Podcast on illegal eel trade