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Electric eels leap to shock predator

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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

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