Kōrero: Eels

Glass eels

Glass eels

The young eels that arrive from the sea at river mouths are known as glass eels, because they are transparent. Between July and December each year, millions arrive after drifting and swimming thousands of kilometres from the tropics. They are typically 5.5–6.5 centimetres long.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Photograph by Nelson Boustead

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paddy Ryan, 'Eels - Life cycle and breeding grounds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10126/glass-eels (accessed 16 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Paddy Ryan, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007