Testimony to the former existence of a massive Atlantic island is often attributed to the bizarre migration habits of certain fish, birds, and rodents. Drawn by some unknown
urge these creatures find themselves directed to specific areas of unbroken ocean, almost as if expecting to find land there. The case of the Scandinavian lemming is especially notable, so too the exotic
saffron winged catopsilia of British Guiana. The male species of this exotic bird is sometimes said to answer a fatal call that lures it far out into the Atlantic Ocean. Once having reached a specific location the whole flock then fly directly into the sea in an act of mass suicide.
The European Eel Enigma.
By far the most fantastic of these of these Atlantic migrations concerns the European eel. Twice in its lifetime it migrates from the comparative safety of European rivers
to the mysterious region of the Sargasso Sea, far out in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Sargasso Sea is itself a huge enigma. Comprising of a vast body of oceanic algae, it teems with small fish, crabs, prawns, and molluscs. Even more remarkable is that
very few of these creatures are natural inhabitants of the open sea. It is almost as if a massive landmass submerged at this point leaving a floating platform of debris that is constantly being added to.
Silent witness to Atlantis.
Why the European eel should even attempt to make its hazardous two year pilgrimage to this point is difficult to imagine. Some believe the answers lie ingrained in the eels
mind as a genetically maintained memory; the instinctive belief that an island once existed here. In his book The Secret of Atlantis, German author Otto Muck makes the following observation:
"Instinctual animals cannot learn from experience. Eels have been ruled by instinct since the Cretaceous Age. They are unaware that Atlantis no longer exists, that the current circling around the
Sargasso Sea is broken. And even if they did know, they could not change their instinctual lifestyle." The author concludes: "The eel has, it seems, a better memory than man. It cannot forget
the land in the east. Every larvae, every one of the courting eels, bears silent witness to Atlantis."