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VIDEO: Scientists’ Spot Bizarre Deep-Sea Eel And Their Reactions Are Priceless

A group of scientists wasn’t prepared for their deep-sea discovery of a gulper eel while on an expedition in Hawaii. The bizarre looking creature can inflate its pouch-like mouth in order to swallow large prey and to intimidate would-be attackers. When the scientists’ discover the eel, it’s already in defense mode and puffed up. Their reactions …

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Watch A Biologist Let An Electric Eel Shock Him Because Of Science

How strong is the shock of an electric eel exactly? Biologist Kenneth Catania wanted to find out, so he decided to do that by letting the eel shock him. Normally, electric eels shock the water around them in a charged field that stuns their prey. But they’re actually able to leap at prey above the …

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VIDEO: This Robotic Eel Is On The Hunt For Pollution

The Envirobot is here to monitor waters in the U.S. and seek out contamination with built in sensors. Designed to look and move like an eel, this robotic eel is able to move through the water without disrupting aquatic life or stirring up sediment. Envirobot is powered by individual modules that each have their own motor …

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Electric Eels Just Gained Another Superpower

Article courtesy Kenneth C. Catania with Nature Communications. Electric eels (Electrophorus electricus) are legendary for their ability to incapacitate fish, humans, and horses with hundreds of volts of electricity. The function of this output as a weapon has been obvious for centuries but its potential role for electroreception has been overlooked. Here it is shown that electric …

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