We recently held a meeting to review the information we’ve received from satellite tagged eels. It’s very exciting to get data back from eels that we last saw many months ago. We get all sorts of information from the satellite tags- direction of migration, migration speed, the depths and temperatures chosen by the eels as they swim through the ocean and, by comparing the information we have on tings like eel lenght or fat content, whether some types of eels are more successful at swimming towards their spawning grounds.
It’s still early days yet, and there are ups and downs yet to come, but we’ve already tracked eels farther than they’ve ever been tracked before and discovered a few more secrets about eel behaviour. The coming weeks and months will provide even more data, and uncover a few more mysteries I am sure!