Wallpaper Wednesdays: Electric Eel
In the spirit of spooky season, we're sharing some frightening facts about a freaky (and fascinating) fish—the electric eel.
Although not true eels, these fish look the part with long, snake-like bodies. They can grow to more than 8 feet long, and they lurk in murky pools and muddy waters of South American river basins. Mostly blind, they rely on low-level electrical pulses to navigate and can turn it up when they need to, producing up to 600 volts of electricity to kill prey and protect themselves from predators.