27th May 2024

Estimate an electric eel’s power to produce current


The electric eel  is  found  in the rivers of South America, mostly the Amazon. It is actually a fish that does not have either a spine or teeth. It grows to about 2.5 m in length and  its  vital  organs are located near its head. The rest  of  the  body  comprises muscles that generate electricity, and the nerve endings that discharge electricity. It uses small amounts of electricity to navigate through waters, to communicate and to stun small fish for feeding. However, it has the ability to discharge more than 600 volts of electricity, enough to create the sensation of shock on a human being.

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