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Europe
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Shared by : Aaditya Singh (Austria)
Native : Europe and Parts of North Africa
Status : Critically Endangered
About
The European eel is a species of eel, a snake-like, catadromous fish.
Treats
The European eel is a critically endangered species. Since the 1970s, the numbers of eels reaching Europe is thought to have declined by around 98%. Contributing factors include overfishing, parasites, barriers to migration such as hydroelectric dams, natural changes in the North Atlantic oscillation, Gulf Stream, and North Atlantic drift. Recent work suggests pollution of polychlorinated biphenyl which is a dangerous chlorine compound may be a factor in the decline. The fish is currently in the seafood Red List.

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http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/60344/0
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