Join us in celebrating the arrival of elvers back into London's Rivers and to the start of our monitoring season!
Ever wondered what an eel ladder feels like or how to trap an eel?
As part of world fish migration day, ZSL London Zoo will hold a special event along with the EA, IFM and FFSG where you can find out just this. Visitors to our special WFMD stand in the aquarium can learn all about migratory fish, get crafty by colouring in and can hear our tailor made ‘Big Fish’ talk. There’ll be plenty of on-hand resources, information and experts on hand, but you’ll also have the chance to get up close and personal to some of the aquarium’s very own migratory fish.
For many years, ZSL has run an eel monitoring project in the Thames which wouldn’t be possible without our citizen scientists. On this global day for connecting people, fish and rivers, ZSL’s eel trap sites will be synchronously monitored to celebrate the arrival of elvers back into London’s rivers and to the start of our monitoring season. The fish migration stand in the aquarium will be getting live updates from the field and our eel totalizer will be running throughout the day – will you be able to guess how many eels are found in our traps on world fish migration day?
So come and connect to some of the fascinating migratory fish in London’s rivers on World Fish Migration Day at ZSL London Zoo.