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Empirical observations of the spawning migration of European eels: The long and dangerous road to the Sargasso Sea

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Science Advances  05 Oct 2016:
Vol. 2, no. 10, e1501694
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501694

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vol. 2 no. 10

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  • Received for publication November 23, 2015
  • Accepted for publication August 16, 2016

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  1. David Righton1,*,
  2. Håkan Westerberg2,
  3. Eric Feunteun3,
  4. Finn Økland4,
  5. Patrick Gargan5,
  6. Elsa Amilhat6,
  7. Julian Metcalfe1,
  8. Javier Lobon-Cervia7,
  9. Niklas Sjöberg2,
  10. Janek Simon8,
  11. Anthony Acou3,
  12. Marisa Vedor9,
  13. Alan Walker1,
  14. Thomas Trancart3,
  15. Uwe Brämick8 and
  16. Kim Aarestrup10
  1. 1Cefas Laboratory, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0HT, U.K.
  2. 2Institute of Freshwater Research, Department of Aquatic Resources, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-178 93 Drottningholm, Sweden.
  3. 3Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN), UMR 7208 BOREA, MNHN-CNRS-UPMC-IRD-Unicaen–Station Marine de Dinard, CRESCO, 38 rue du Port Blanc, 35800 Dinard, France.
  4. 4Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, P. O. Box 5685, Sluppen, NO-7485 Trondheim, Norway.
  5. 5Inland Fisheries Ireland, 3044 Lake Drive, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland.
  6. 6Centre de Formation et de Recherche sur les Environnements Méditerranéens (Cefrem), UMR 5110 CNRS–Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, 52 Avenue Paul Alduy, F-66860 Perpignan Cedex, France.
  7. 7Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), C/ Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain.
  8. 8Institute of Inland Fisheries e.V. Potsdam-Sacrow, Im Königswald 2, D-14469 Potsdam, Germany.
  9. 9Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos (CIBIO), Universidade do Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas no. 7, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal.
  10. 10Technical University of Denmark, National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Vejlsøevej 39, DK-8600 Silkeborg, Denmark.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: david.righton{at}cefas.co.uk

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