MadSci Network: Zoology

Subject: electric eels - facts or fiction

Date: Mon Aug 20 07:57:17 2007
Posted by tom
Grade level: 10-12 School: Reali high
City: haifa State/Province: haifa Country: israel
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 1187621837.Zo

I read in wikipedia and other sources that electric eels release powerful shocks
while mating that do not harm them or their mates , but when they fight for a
female they shock each other to death with less powerful shocks. also , I read
that an eel can produce around 600 watts of electricity for over an hour without
getting tired. is this true and how is this possible?

Re: electric eels - facts or fiction

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