American Eels (image) Cell Press Share Print E-Mail Caption American Eels of the upper St. Lawrence grow slowly but attain larger sizes (top) compared with eels in coastal areas (bottom). Credit Guy Verreault/Current Biology 2015 Usage Restrictions Credit Required. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.