Stromboli: one-meter-thirty eel caught

Antonio Famularo, a vulcanological guide, caught a 1.3-meter-long moray eel while fishing during a break between tours on Stromboli. Typically, moray eels near the coast have an average size of about 80 centimeters, but can reach up to 1.5 meters and weigh over 15 kilograms. Moray eels have been the subject of mythical tales due to their menacing appearance, but over time their nature as solitary predators has been better understood. They use their sharp teeth to hunt fish and mollusks, and no longer serve as punishment for enemies as the ancient Romans believed.

Stromboli, catturata una murena di un metro e 30 centimetri

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