See the Hopkins River eels begin an epic journey to the Coral Sea

Ben Silvester
By Ben Silvester
Updated May 13 2022 - 2:04am, first published 2:00am
Bold: An eel makes an arduous retreat after trying to make a break for the ocean across the sand bar blocking the Hopkins River mouth. Photo: Ben Silvester

At the same time every year the southern short-fin eels in the Hopkins River begin an extraordinary voyage to the tropical seas around New Caledonia.