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Night Fishing

posted Feb 27, 2011, 11:41 AM by Allie BioBlitz
Friday night's exploration of some of the freshwater streams and ponds within the BioBlitz boundaries revealed a few small short-finned eels, several common bullies and many small banded kokopu. It was amazing to see what is there if you take the time to look, and even more incredible to learn about the life cycle of these NZ natives - which I had never even seen before. Fish that can scale tree roots to climb upstream, and the fact that the long finned eel goes all the way to Tonga to breed just the once - and then dies. We were lucky with the weather and had a really enjoyable and informative torchlit walk through bush and along the river banks.