Electric Eels Curl Up to Boost Their Power

In these clips, an electric eel in the lab attacks a dead fish attached to wire, which is shaken to simulate a struggle. The sounds represent the change in voltage level the eel is producing. (Video courtesy Kenneth Catania) (1:01)

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