James Prosek, Artist, Author and Activist, Yale University
Eels have been a source of fascination to award winning writer, artist and conservationist James Prosek since childhood. His quest to find out more about these mysterious creatures that live in our rivers and return to the Sargasso Sea off Bermuda to mate took him from Maine, where New England fishermen reap the benefits of a multibillion-dollar eel business; to Japan, where more than 130,000 tons of eel is consumed each year. His acclaimed book, artwork and journey became the subject of a PBS Nature show in 2014 entitled the Mystery of Eels. Come find out more about these fascinating creatures through Mr. Prosek’s writing, film and art.