Watch an Eel Shock a Biologist in the Name of Science | National Geographic - VideoRolls.com
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To find out just how much of a jolt electric eels pack, this biologist used his arm as a target.
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When biologist Kenneth Catania stuck his arm out for an electric eel to shock, it wasn't on a dare. By using actual human tissue, he could measure the current discharged when one of these eels leaps from the water to stun a predator. The measurements showed that, yes, eels do produce enough of a jolt to ward off a potential attacker. Dr. Catania describes the feeling as being the equivalent of walking into an electric fence.
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Watch an Eel Shock a Biologist in the Name of Science | National Geographic