Ok, this one is a bit far fetched, so if anyone can help me out, that would be great.
Back in the 70’s (when I was a wee little lad) I remember hearing about a fishing trawler, maybe in the South Atlantic, pull up some kind of eel larvae near a deep ocean trench. Some scientist conjectured that from the size of the larvae, it would grow up to be a massive eel - I think over 30’ long.
I’ve gone looking all over some cryptozoology pages trying to pursue this childhood memory. It could have been a snippet from an old B monster movie (most likely explanation), an actual event, or something picked out of a pulp magazine (I remember reading pulp magazines in the 70’s that had strange animal stories - crocodile and shark attacks, poisonous jelly fish, the gruesome Amazon urethra fish).
If anyone knows something about giant deep ocean trench dwelling 30’ eel rumours, I’d appreciate it. Thanks.