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Julie50

Mostly in the Midlands :)
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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?

Thanks
 

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Andy Adcock

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England
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.
 

SteveTS

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The only think I can think of is there were elvers, can any one help?

Thanks

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

Best wishes, Steve
 

SteveTS

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Clinging? Then definitely elvers, and not a common sight, you were well placed and fortunate :t:
 

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