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.

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Freshen up your home screen with our one-of-a-kind wallpapers featuring an electric eel, found in the National Aquarium's Surviving Through Adaptation habitat.

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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.

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