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Old 27th June 2014, 04:27 AM   #1
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Default Scientists study the genetics of the Electric Eel

Warning, high voltage: scientists solve mysteries of electric fish

Genetic Researchers Solve Mystery of Electric Fish | Genetics | Sci-News.com
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Old 27th June 2014, 09:21 AM   #2
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The oriental hornet has the capacity to change sunlight into electrical energy. Not necessarily high-voltage, but if you wire a few in series...

High-voltage stuff is only useful (for deterence or predation) if you can make good electrical contact, which is much easier to do when you're both wet. Dry skin doesn't conduct so well.

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Why is it only ocean creatures have this natural electricity gift?

Shoot your answer in the thread, then check the link for their answer. Just for fun.



Warning, high voltage: scientists solve mysteries of electric fish
Difficult to answer a question based on a wrong proposition.
Electric eels are a freshwater species living in the Amazon.
It even says so in the link you kindly provided.
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Very good answers! You two win the quiz.


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Next time I formulate a quiz question...... I'll be much more careful. Lesson duly learnt.


I should have wrote aquatic rather than ocean.


The oriental hornet has harnessed "natural electricity" and is not an aquatic creature, you're right!


It doesn't use the electricity for self-defense or to zap other creatures AFAIK, however I didn't specify that in the question.
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