Rip the conger eel
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Conger eel free to search for love

A 6ft conger eel has been released into the sea to begin a 2,000 mile trip to find a mate.

The eel, named Rip, is heading for the breeding grounds of the Atlantic.

A crane was brought in to help the reluctant eel on its journey from Macduff Marine Aquarium.

The eels are known to congregate in deep water where they spawn before dying.

  • 15 Nov 2011