Four distinct species of freshwater eels are known in South Africa, two of which have been living in the spring at the Palinggat Homestead – where the Stillbaai Tourism Bureau is located – for the past 125 years. Adult freshwater eels migrate by natural instinct from freshwater into the sea, where they spawn, with the next generation migrating back to freshwater habitats. However, the natural reproductive ecology of freshwater eels remains a mystery.
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