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A youngster learning early to care for her local eels. Copyright Amber McEwan.
A Kiwi tradition: Kids lovingly feeding eager tuna. Copyright Joe Potangaroa.
NIWA Scientist, Don Jellyman, with a huge Selwyn longfin. Copyright Don Jellyman.
A migrating female snaking her way over land to reach the sea. Copyright Alton Perrie.
New Zealand freshwater researcher, Amber McEwan, gently studies a longfin. Copyright Alton Perrie.
NIWA Scientist, Don Jellyman, holds a big longfin. Copyright Don Jellyman.
This T.W. Downes watercolor depicts a giant eel at Tangahoe and shows how great a part longfin lore is to New Zealand's cultural heritage. Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library.
Historian, Peter Buck, studying Paratene ngata making an eel basket, ca 1922. Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library.
Encountering a longfin in a stream. Copyright Alton Perrie.
A tuna (longfin eel) underwater. Copyright Alton Perrie.