It’s an Eel!!!

It’s an eel!!! Dr. Matt McTammany (Bucknell Biology)and his students were sampling a Union County stream last week to document its conditions before a streambank stabilization project takes place this summer. During their electrofishing they found an eel!!!

Eels were once common in the Susquehanna River watershed but hydroelectric dams began preventing their migration in the 1920s. Several years ago US Fish and Wildlife released juvenile eels in Buffalo Creek and Pine Creek. The eels have spread beyond those drainages as this photos documents.