On The Trail Of Eels

On The Trail Of Eels

On The Trail Of Eels

In western Victoria, scientists are collaborating with Gunditjmara traditional owners to discover what prompts eels to move out of fresh water and begin their migration.

The relationship between Gunditjmara people and eels can be traced back thousands of years through the ancient stone eel traps that weave through a lush swampy landscape known as Budj Bim.

The ABC News website has a fantastic article which covers how Australian scientists are tracking eels with satellites to understand their migration. And what their research is showing, is eel migrations in fresh water are often linked to changes in water level, changes in river flows, backing up what the Gunditjmara pepople have know for thoursands of years.

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