In the depths of the Bermuda Triangle, an ancient call to the void echoes throughout America and Europe. Sexless eels feel it. They transform, and they vanish. Rachel dives into the sex life of freshwater eels in this episode of Naughty Nature, and things get a bit slippery. We'll never see eels the same way again.
Silky Love by RadioLab (transcript available): https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/silky-love
Attempting to track the European Eel: https://www.livescience.com/26201-mysterious-eels-mating-migration-tracked.html
Frustratingly unknown for being the most heavily studied in recent years. Here's a paper reporting the location of possible spawning grounds in the Marianas: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12562-008-0017-5
Freshwater eel life cycle and life history of New Zealand eels: https://teara.govt.nz/en/diagram/11104/eel-life-cycle
Electric Eel (not actually an eel) life history: https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Electrophorus_electricus/
Also, Todd texted me about the documentary Nature: The Mystery of Eels -- Apparently even baby eels have crystals of magnetite in their brains. Excuse me while I go watch that...