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The eel's fantastic voyage: From the Hopkins River to the Coral Sea

Ben Silvester
By Ben Silvester
Updated May 12 2022 - 10:29am, first published May 6 2022 - 4:30am
Congregating: The eels bunched up in groups as they patrol the river shallows, looking for an opportunity to escape across the sand to the ocean. Picture: Ben Silvester.

It's early afternoon on a cloudy day in mid-April and the Hopkins River is swollen, high enough that some riverfront landowners are getting worried.

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