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Electric Eel Research Yields Shocking Findings

When it comes to unleashing their trademark zaps, electric eels employ an impressive and sophisticated set of tactics. These dangerous denizens of the muddy waterways of South America's Amazon and Orinoco basins can double the voltage of their jolts by curling their serpentine bodies to adjust the position of the positive and negative poles of their electric organ, according to a study unveiled Wednesday. Researchers also described how the eels use electrical pulses: both as a...

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