This is happening for the second consecutive summer in Victoria – the arduous mass deaths of thousands of eels. But, why and how is it happening? The scientists of Australia are baffled by agonizing phenomenon. Since, the waterways did not appear polluted and other aquatic life was not affected, it is tough for the scientists to find a clue to it.
During the past month, thousands of dead eels have been found washed ashore or slithering out of the water before perishing, The Age reported. EPA Victoria investigated the deaths. EPA Science Manager Tony Robinson told The Age the scientists however, suspect a link with high temperatures and drought conditions Australia has experienced.