one of nature's most unusual pieces of work......

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  1. doctorunderhill

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    I offer for your consideration the Electrophorus electricus, better known as the electric eel (although technically a member of the "knifefish" branch). with 3 pairs of abdominal organs this freshwater this marine animal has the ability to discharge 2 types of electrical discharge- low and high voltage. their total number of electroplaques (which can be as high as 6,000) have been proven to be capable of producing over 800 volts at up to 1 amp.

    that is a most unusual talent in a world of nature's already bewilderingly bizarre adaptations.
     
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    Shocking, just shocking!
     
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    I hear they can get pretty agitated.
     
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    The mantis shrimp move its claws so fast in the water it produces a shockwave and knocks out its prey. It can see colors we can't see and probably don't have a name for.
    And it looks like everday is mardi gras in lousiana.
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    is the shock hazard removed when it's been taken from water and safely grounded?
    asking for a friend
     
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    Reading about them brings anxiety to my mind.
     
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    Would TWO electric eels be more shocking in series, or in parallel?
     
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    It probably depends on which two.
     
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    I used to see mantis shrimp on the flats in the Bahamas and Keys. Along with a host of other wild looking organisms. Hopefully I’d see some bonefish too:)
     
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    "Killer Shrimp," an hour-long special on the mantis shrimp is on at 9pm EST on Nat Geo Wild.
     
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    If you could plug in to one of those eels, how many Marshall stacks would it power?:cool:
     
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    There used to be an electric eel exhibit at the Ft Worth Zoo when I was a kid. I found them fascinating

    Now, a mantis shrimp is a very fascinating creature. I accidentally picked up during a water change in a Marine tank I had. Ate everything that wasn’t a rock or sand.

    They are a beautiful animal that an unwary diver can get a real owie from
     
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