Vocabulary Undulate – to form or move in waves. Sargasso Sea – tract of comparatively still water in the North Atlantic lying chiefly between 25° and 35° north and 40° and 70° west and containing thick seaweed growth. Here is a link with more information: Buoyant – capable of floating. Ventral – being or located near or on the anterior or lower surface of an animal opposite the back. Dorsal – relating to or situated near or on the back especially of an animal or of one of its parts. Plankton – the passively floating, or weakly swimming, usually minute animal and plant life of a body of water. Fun Facts There are 800 species of eels. Female eels lay 4 million eggs. Eels from Europe and America swim to the same sea so it is possible that American and European eels could be related. Eels are somewhat mysterious and not that much is actually known about them. Eels live in fresh water until they become adults and then they swim to salt water and ultimately the Sargasso Sea. They are considered a food delicacy by some (even the larva, known as glass eels).
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