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Virtual Adventures in Nature Lab: American Eels in the Susquehanna River

January 14 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

American eels were once one of the most common fish species in the Susquehanna River Basin. They have a unique life cycle with an early life stage upriver migration from the saltwater into freshwater where they mature before their outmigration back into the Atlantic Ocean. In the early 20th century, a number of large hydroelectric dams were constructed on the river that blocked this migration. Recently, the natural resource agencies of the region have worked with the dam operators to bring the eels back to the watershed. 

Join Aaron Henning, from the Susquehanna River Basin Commission we talk about the American eel and the numerous organizations involved in American eel restoration program in the Susquehanna River. 

This program will be presented via Zoom. If you plan to attend via Zoom, registration is free, but required. To register to virtually attend the program click here.






About Virtual Learn at Lunchtime:
Learn at Lunchtime is a program featuring a variety of exciting lectures and presentations.

Presentations will start at 12:15 PM and will last approximately 20 minutes followed by a question and answer period.

Want to watch past programs? Visit PHMC’s YouTube channel to watch all of recorded sessions.


January 14
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
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