wateRinfo - Downloading tidal data to understand the behaviour of a migrating eel

Authors: Stijn Van Hoey & Peter Desmet

“European eels Anguilla anguilla have it tough. Not only are they depicted as monsters in movies, they are critically endangered in real life. One of the many aspects that is contributing to their decline is the reduced connectivity between their freshwater and marine habitats…In this blog post, we’ll explore if the migration of one eel is influenced by the tide. It’s a research use case for our R package wateRinfo, which was recently peer reviewed and accepted as a community-contributed package to rOpenSci.”

Read the full post, including Princess Bride references, and see the delightful animated video here: https://ropensci.org/blog/2019/01/22/waterinfo-tidal-eel/