Where do eels go to mate?

Where American eels mate has long been a mystery. For the first time, scientists have tracked American eels migrating to their legendary spawning grounds in the Atlantic Ocean. Read the NY Times article.

Did you know that MyRWA counts American eels at the DCR Upper Mystic Lake dam? In 2015 we counted 4,801 eels who migrate from the Atlantic Ocean to freshwater to mature - they are catadromous fish. Read more about MyRWA's Eel Monitoring Program.