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Published on Jun 6, 2016
Electric eels (Electrophorus electricus) leap from the water to directly electrify threats. The video presents an electric eel leaping to shock an imitation arm containing LEDs powered by the eel’s discharge and an electric eel leaping to shock an imitation predator.
Credit: Leaping eels electrify threats, supporting Humboldt’s account of a battle with horses Kenneth C. Cataniaa PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1604009113