Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Explanation Presentation Planning Space

2. What would make an eel tame?

If people keep on going to fed them.

3. List some things that eels like to eat:
-  water snails
- insect
-  larvae worms

4. List some interesting facts from these two sites: Doc Site & Wikipedi There are two main types of eel. There are fewer eels today because of the loss wetlands and historical fishing practice. Currently the eel fishery is managed by the Ministry of Primary under the Quota Management System.

Eels migrate up streams as elvers to find suitable adult habitat. After many years. (15-30) years for short fins, 25 years for longfins, and sometimes to 80 years. They migrate to the Pacific Ocean to breed and die. Eels are secretive, mainly they prefer habitats with plenty of cover.

The New Zealand longfin eel (Anguilla dieffenbachii) is New Zealand's only endemic freshwater eel.The other species of eel found in New Zealand are the Shortfin eel (Anguilla australis) which is also found in Australia, and the sporadically naturally introduced Australian Longfin eel (Anguilla reinhardtii).

The easiest method for identification of the New Zealand longfin eel is by the length of its fins: the dorsal (top) fin extends further forward towards the head than the anal (bottom) fin. In the Shortfin Eel the fins are similar lengths
The New Zealand longfin eel is classified as a threatened species in gradual decline by the Department of New Zealand longfin eels also have gained some particularly after being featured in the 16th episode of River Monsters, in which they were shown to have attacked and even killed humans.

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