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    Rapid Progress in Spawning Ecology Research on Freshwater eels

    The R/V Hakuho Maru (JAMSTEC) has made a research cruise to the spawning area of the Japanese eel (Cruise KH-11-6), directed by Prof. Katsumi Tsukamoto of the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute of the University of Tokyo in June-July 2011, which has found wild Japanese eel eggs, by successfully collecting about 150 eggs.

    Photographs of various stages of eggs of the Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica, that were collected near the salinity front along the southern end of the West Mariana Ridge Seamount chain in June of 2011.