European eels get a second chance at survival in UK rivers

Guardian: Bristle-bottomed bridges are being fitted to weirs on Cumbrian rivers to enable European eels (Anguilla anguilla) to overcome the final barriers in their mammoth migrations that begin in the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda. Weirs, dams and flood defences on UK rivers are thought to be one of the major reasons for a 95% decline in the number of juvenile eels reaching the UK since the 1980s. The two specially designed "passes" on weirs on the River Leven will help restore the eels to Windermere, the largest......

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