Electric Eels Use High-Voltage Pulses to Detect Prey

December 5, 2014 10:43 AM

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New study shows that electric eels use their electric shocks not only to paralyze their victims, but also to make them give themselves away when hiding in the murky waters of the Amazon or Orinoco River.

Dr Kenneth Catania, author of the study and professor of biological sciences at the Vanderbilt University, found out that electric eels produce and use their electricity to remotely activate their prey’s muscles making them to first exit their hiding places and next paralyze to devour them.

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