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American eel

Butternuts Alliance Set To Stock American Eel

PUBLIC WELCOME TO ATTEND

Butternuts Alliance Set

To Stock American Eel

The Butternut Alliance plans to reintroduce American Eels into the Butternut Creek at Bailey Road, Town of Morris, at 4 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday), according to Graham Stroh, executive director.  The time is a best guess depending upon traffic from Havre de Grace, Md., where the Susquehanna River meets the Chesapeake Bay.  Anyone interested is welcome to attend.  This American eel was taken from the Susquehanna near Cooperstown in 2018.
Interns Find American Eel In River At Cooperstown

Interns Find American Eel

In River At Cooperstown

Here’s a file photo of an American eel, the type BFS interns discovered near Cooperstown Dam.

COOPERSTOWN – Summer interns at the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station stumbled upon a surprise recently when they caught a 12-inch American eel more than 440 miles from the ocean in a habitat from which the species was thought to have been extirpated.

The interns, high school graduates Alexa Platt and Lauren Saggese, were researching near the beginning of July in the Susquehanna River near the base of the Cooperstown Dam at Otsego Lake.

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