This is How Garden Eels Eat

In order to learn how garden eels eat and handle currents, Alexandra Khrizman and her colleagues from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University dived more than 100 times and planted numerous cameras. They had to do that as it was impossible to observe in person since “the eels are very shy,” as Khrizman says.

Apparently, they anchor themselves to the ocean floor using their own mucus, and contort into strange shapes and positions to catch plankton.

Click play to see yourself how garden eels feed themselves (and how cute they look while doing so!)