What IS This? Talk About Mesmerizing to Watch!

Did you know that eels go through a larval stage of development? I sure didn't. And even if I had, I never would have imagined they'd be so big…or look like graceful, ribbony ghosts. During this stage of growth, they're called leptocephali (leptocephali are to eels as tadpoles are to frogs). They have a gelatinous composition on the inside and don't yet have red blood cells, which explains why they're colorless. Nevertheless, they're stunningly beautiful, so prepare to be hypnotized before hitting play!

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A. Stout is a Whovian, Potterhead, study abroad alumna, and animal lover. A native to West Michigan, she dreams of publishing novels and traveling all over the world.