Science

Leptocephalus, a transparent eel larva in the wild

04 October, 2018
A pale liquid in the ocean currents? Plastic pollution? An eel’s ghost? An eel larva! This undulating creature is a large Leptocephalus, a not-often-seen eel in its larval stage. It was filmed by Barry Haythorne and Rob Rutgers while they were scuba diving in Bali. The six-minutes of footage provides a look at the swimming eel larva’s tiny head and face and its long transparent
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