Card 73 – Series 1

Elver Eel

Trust is as slippery as a basket of eels sometimes.

Eels are elongated fish that possess no pelvic fins. Eels swim by generating body waves which travel the length of their bodies. They can swim backwards by reversing the direction of the wave.Most eels live in the shallow waters of the ocean and burrow into sand, mud, or amongst rocks. A majority of eel species are nocturnal, thus are rarely seen.