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Old Wednesday 21st August 2019, 08:02   #1
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Elvers?

Hi

An amazing visit to Frampton Marsh also included a sight we had never seen before. Hundreds of small transparent “fish” jumping out of the water and wiggling up a drainage pipe.

Unfortunately we could not get a good shot with the types of camera we use. The only think I can think of is there were elvers, can any one help?

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Old Wednesday 21st August 2019, 10:26   #2
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They look more like the fry of something like Trout, I doubt that Eels jump?

Years ago, whilst working in St Catherine's Dock in London, I saw thousands of Elvers in the dock, just clinging to the side walls.
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The only think I can think of is there were elvers, can any one help?

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Most likely elvers, they used to be known glass eels, and yes they do jump obstacles in watercourses much like salmonid fry.

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Thanks - they were clinging to the “walls” of the pipe.
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Clinging? Then definitely elvers, and not a common sight, you were well placed and fortunate
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