The Mystery of Eel Migration: From Aristotle to a Great Dane and Beyond

23 May 2019


Visitors welcome £5 • Members/Students £2

Image credit: Dr David Righton

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The European eel has been studied for centuries but the mystery of the spawning migration to the Sargasso Sea has endured to this day. Born in the remote ocean they spend most of their lives in freshwater before making a final journey to sea to reproduce. Using advanced tagging technology, Dr. Righton reveals the deepest secrets of their oceanic migrations and the hazards they face on their travels. He offers new insights into the behaviour and ecology of this mysterious creature that will help us to manage their populations and safeguard the biodiversity of fish more effectively.

Dr. David Righton, Principal scientist CEFAS