teen with eel mop on head

CRV is currently working with fifth-grade teachers and students at Seabrook Middle School in preparation for the 2021 spring season. Pictured here is one of CRV's volunteers who constructed an eel mop. I thought it was an awesome picture and probably a great Halloween costume!    

What is an eel mop? An eel mop is a device designed to catch glass eels and elvers, the early life stages of the American eel, Anguilla rostrata. It mimics eel habitat so they will seek refuge in the nooks and crannies of the mop.    

The goal of the project is for the students to learn about the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary Watershed through research and stewardship related to the American eel. A huge thank you (you know who you are) to the CRV volunteers who have made, and are still constructing, these "multi-functional" mops!