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Panel 11: Eels and Their Migration Journey

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Panel 11: Eels and Their Migration Journey

When eels mature they swim out of rivers in Australia, including western Victoria and head along the Australian continental shelf to seas around Queensland and Papua New Guinea, where they breed and die. The young eels take a couple of years to return to the south east coast of Australia. Then, usually in early Autumn they swim up the rivers to fresh water lakes and wetlands. Aboriginal tribes around Lake Condah developed aquaculture systems to capture the eels.

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