The Mystery of Eels: Filmmaker Chat

April 18, 2013
8:00pm Eastern Time
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Join Nature for a special group screening of 'The Mystery of Eels' - along with a panel of eel experts! Join us right here and watch the episode online and have your questions answered in real-time!

Video Description

The Mystery of Eels

Eels can be found all over the globe, in fresh and salt water ecosystems alike. But today, risk of over-fishing and the presence of dams and other obstacles that prevent eels from reaching their oceanic spawning grounds pose new threats to an animal that once roamed the planet alongside the dinosaurs. Artist, writer, and naturalist James Prosek explores the mysterious world of the eel.

52min 59sec


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  • James Prosek

    Artist, writer, naturalist, and Yale graduate James Prosek is the filmmaker behind 'The Mystery of Eels.' His book 'Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Amazing and Mysterious Fish' was a New York Times Book Review editor's choice and the basis for the film.

  • Chris Bowser

    Chris Bowser coordinates the citizen-science Eel Project for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program and National Estuarine Research Reserve, in partnership with Cornell University's Water Resource Institute.

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