Eels that are as see-through as glass

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 27 December 2012

Yikes. After chancing across a photo post on Facebook of a see-through glass eel, I just had to find out more about these utterly transparent creatures. According to an ex-curator of Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, this glassiness happens in the first two stages in the life cycle of your American Eel-next-door. In their second stage, they gain their adult shape and migrate to estuaries on the Atlantic coast. Only in the third stage do they gain both colour and size. National Geographic agrees.

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Benji Hughes’ A Love Extreme

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By Kate Barnett in New Music on Thursday 12 March 2009

It’s pretty bold to release a 25 track double CD as your first album, but singer-songwriter Benji Hughes doesn’t care. Themes of love and heartbreak run though the album and his folk-tinged pop draws comparisons to Beck, The Eels and The Magnetic Fields. [portrait by Vanessa Prager]

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Meet The Eels

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By Kate Suters in New Music on Tuesday 19 February 2008

I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I’ve never listened to The Eels before. Yup, blame it on all the other sweet stuff circling the globe right now. So how lucky am I then that The Eels have decided to release the aptly titled Meet The Eels, a compilation of their sweetest music from 1996 -2006.

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