I know, I know, totally gross... but also, pretty amazing. I really really hate eels. They are creepy and will sneak up on you when you lease expect them. Say you are looking down at the reef, harvesting some sponges for science, and then out of nowhere, an eel emerges from a hole right beside you. Nasty creatures.
A few cool links:
cool blog about thoughts on academia
schools in the east vs west
actually really helpful for wannabe Bio Teachers
meat eating sponges!!!!