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[Share] Newly discovered eel delivers the strongest electric jolt on record.

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Post time: 11-9-2019 11:34:57 Posted From Mobile Phone
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▼ Scientists have long assumed there was only one species of electric eel. (After all, who needs more?) But when a team of researchers examined more than 100 electric eels from South America’s Amazon Basin, it found that there are actually three species—one of which delivers the strongest shock ever measured in a living animal.
To come up with a definitive family tree, researchers looked at 107 eels captured in Brazil, Suriname, French Guiana, and Guyana. They analyzed the eel DNA, examined their body and bone structures, and mapped where they were caught. The data revealed three genetically  separate groups with distinct  geographical ranges, the researchers report today inNature Communications.Electrophorus electricuslives the farthest to (▪ ▪ ▪)

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Post time: 12-9-2019 10:14:49
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This is a defensive mechanism of the eels. If the scientists can harness the electricity, probably this can give us an alternate power source. Immense possibility, thinking out of the box.
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