All over the world, in waters both salty and fresh, more than 400 species of eels can be found lurking in caves or twisting about the rocky substrate! Here in New England, the American eel (Anguilla rostrata) calls our local waters home. Living in rivers, bays, and lakes, the American eel will only visit the special Sargasso sea when it is time to have babies, or spawn. To learn more about this epic eel migration visit National Geographic!
At Seacoast Science Center, our resident Honeycomb Moray Eel (Gymnothorax favagineus) is a sight to see in our Restoring Reefs Exhibition in the Eversource Gallery! To learn more about this tropical species, watch the video below. Have you ever wondered what went into building our eel’s habitat? Watch this short video to get a glimpse of how our aquarists created an interactive home for our eel! You can dive even deeper into learning about our Honeycomb Moray Eel here.
Are you interested in coloring an American eel online or in print? Or maybe try your hand at coloring a Moray eel as well? Try out these coloring pages and send us your finished artwork at email@example.com!