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  Electric eel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The electric eel may be found in the basins of both the Amazon River and Orinoco River, as well as the surrounding areas.
Electric eels are capable of varying the intensity of the electrical discharge, using lower discharges for "hunting" and higher intensities are used for stunning prey, or defending themselves.
Although the eels are common in their range and popular draws for public aquaria, the eel's habit of delivering shocks, even when gently handled, means that they are too dangerous for most amateurs to try to keep at home.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Electric_eel   (623 words)

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Habitat and Range: The electric eel is native to South America and found in the rivers of the Guyanas, the Orinoco River system, and in the waters of the middle and lower Amazon basin.
Electric eels are capable of producing a 500-volt shock powerful enough to stun a horse.
Because the water that the electric eel lives in is poor in oxygen, it must occasionally come to the surface for air.
www.colszoo.org /animalareas/shores/eel.html   (383 words)

 ELECTRIC EEL - LoveToKnow Article on ELECTRIC EEL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In them the dorsal and caudal fins are very rudimentary or absent, and the anal is very long, extending from the anus, which is under the head or throat, to the end of the body.
The posterior end of the organ is positive, the anterior negative, and the current passes from the tail to the head.
Gymnotus electricus attains a length of 3 ft. and the thickness of a mans thigh, and frequents the marshes of Brazil and the Guianas, where it is regarded with terror, owing to the formidable electrical apparatus with which it is provided.
26.1911encyclopedia.org /E/EL/ELECTRIC_EEL.htm   (525 words)

 Electric Eels Info: WhoZoo
Electric eels are not aggressive; They may produce a damaging shock when surprised or stepped on, but the primary use of its electrical talent is to repel potential predators or to immobilize their own prey.
Electric eels are air-breathing fish that use vascular folds in the lining of the mouth for absorbing oxygen.
The electric eel repeats the cycle of swimming to the top of the water, navigating the floor of the tank, and then lying still in a cormer of the tank throughout the time he was observed.
www.whozoo.org /Intro2000/tashcorm/tempagetwo.htm   (858 words)

 Electric Eel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Electric eels are not true eels, they are only eel-like in shape.
The body of an electric eel is similar to a battery.
Electric eels are long and slender like a snake, but they have fins to help them swim.
www.aquariumofniagara.org /aquarium/electric_eel.htm   (243 words)

 Voltage of an Electric Eel
The electric organs of the eel are located in it's tail, which is roughly 4/5 of the animal's body.
The electric organs are made up of a large number of electric disks (as many as 200,000 in one tail) piled in vertical or horizontal rows.
The organ in the electric eel that enables it to produce electricity is made up of 5,000 to 6,000 electroplaques (set up much like the cells in a dry battery).
hypertextbook.com /facts/BarryLajnwand.shtml   (994 words)

 Electric fishes
The conditions are so different from the usual electrical accident situation where, for example, one stands in a bathtub full of water, which is grounded through the piping, and touches a live wire.
Electric eels are found in the rivers of northeastern South America.
The ability of electroplaques to generate an electric current is due to the structure of their cell membranes and the activity of chemical pumps.
www.rsmas.miami.edu /support/lib/seas/seasQA/QAs/e/elecfish.html   (1549 words)

 The electric eel
The need for three electric organs is to fulfill the various roles and applications of its ability to produce electricity.
Electric eels are classified as strongly electric fish as opposed to weakly electric fish, the Torpedo ray is another strongly electric fish.
The discharge of electricity out of the cell has to be synchronized with the 200,000 other electrocytes, this is done by a combination of three features in the motorneurons.
www.chm.bris.ac.uk /webprojects2001/riis/electriceel3.htm   (671 words)

 Electric Eel
Electric eels live in muddy waters and have poor vision; they rely on low levels of electrical fields to navigate and explore their surroundings.
Electric eels are found in murky pools and calm stretches of the middle and lower Amazon and Orinoco River basins in
With modified gills, the electric eel is well adapted to these poorly oxygenated waters because it gets most of the oxygen it needs to survive by gulping air at the surface.
www.aqua.org /animals_electriceel.html   (376 words)

 Electric Eel Printout- Enchanted Learning Software
The electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) is a long, snake-like fish that can generate electricity (it is not a true eel).
The electric eels reproduces by laying eggs (it is oviparous).
The electric eel can live in stagnant, oxygen-deficient waters; its gills are modified into "lung-like" organs, and the electric eel must surface occasionally to gulp air.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/fish/printouts/Electriceelprintout.shtml   (237 words)

 YOJOE.COM | Electric EEL
Electric EEL (version three) was released as part of the twenty-first series (2005), carded in a two-pack with Shipwreck (v9) as part of the Valor vs Venom line.
Electric EEL came with a fl spear gun, a fl spear, and two fl claws.
Electric EEL (version three) was created using the the mold originally used to create Electric EEL (v1) (2004) and Electric EEL (v2) (2004).
www.yojoe.com /action/05/electriceel3.shtml   (104 words)

 Electric Eel by Walker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Its relatives are the knife fish, the ghost fish, and the catfish, and the electric catfish.
The electric eel is brown with yellow spots, to blend in with the mud.
The electric eel lives in only one part in the world and that is the Amazon River.
www.crockerfarm.org /ac/rm02/animals/WalkerElectricEel.htm   (261 words)

 The Electric Fish
In strongly electric fishes, such as the electric eel, electric catfish, and electric rays, the electric organ is huge containing numerous electrocytes.
All electric fishes mentioned so far not only produce electricity but sense it with a very sensitive sensory organ called 'electroreceptors' which are embedded in the skin.
Electric fishes can thus electrically 'see' objects in an environment where vision is useless (at night, or in murky water).
www.people.virginia.edu /~mk3u/mk_lab/electric_fish_E.htm   (506 words)

 Electric Current from an Electric Eel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These electric organs have around 5,000 to 6,000 electroplates which are arranged like cells in a battery.
Electric eels have been known to knock down a horse crossing a stream from 20 feet away not to mention also killing humans.
The shock from an electric eel affects the body by altering physiological functions such as involuntary muscle actions and respiration.
hypertextbook.com /facts/2000/SunnyFeng.shtml   (236 words)

 Electric Eel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Young electric eels will grow to about 8 feet to two meters long.
Electric eels can be found in marshy areas, rivers, streams, shady pools and ponds.
The fl ghost fish is an electric fish or eel.
www.skokie69.k12.il.us /Edison/studentprojects/2001-02/VirtualZoo/VirtualZoo/Zoo/111/ElectricEel.htm   (111 words)

 Electric Eel Shock
Electric Eel Shock cavort and jerk across the stage like live insects on a hot grill.
Electric Eel Shock shifted their base from New York to London in January last year, having left their native Japan sometime at the end of the last century.
Electric Eel Shock are previewing 'Electic Eel Shock Go Europe' with a headline gig at the Infinity Club, 10 Old Burlington Street, W1, on June 8th and have also been confirmed to play Truck Festival 25th July and at the Bulldog Bash on August 14th.
www.workhardpr.com /Archive/EES/ees.html   (475 words)

 Rainforest Live: Electric eel
This eel is a living battery, capable of producing a 500-volt shock that is powerful enough to stun a horse.
The eel's electric organs are in the tail.
The eel spends most of its time almost still in pools and rivers.
www.rainforestlive.org.uk /index.cfm?Articleid=408   (81 words)

 Electric Fireplaces, Electric Eel, Solar Electric, Electric Bicycle, Electric Heaters, Electric Automobiles, Savannah ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Electric Fireplaces, Electric Eel, Solar Electric, Electric Bicycle, Electric Heaters, Electric Automobiles, Savannah Electric, Electric Toothbrushes, Ppl Electric, Electric Knives
electric bicycle One eye was attractive engaging and a daughter a dime.
electric toothbrushes Maggie was from her lap every pothole.
products.on.ufanet.ru /electric-292.html   (4143 words)

 Re: Electric eel
In the same way that the electricity from the wall can shock you but not affect the material that the wall socket is made of, the Eel can shock others without being affected itself.
Electric Eels sometimes hunt the same prey at the same time and although there can be two or more Eels shocking the prey in the same area and at the same time, the Eels somehow are not affected.
Imagine the male Eel mating with the female Eel and their is a lot of powerful shocking going on...
www.madsci.org /posts/archives/dec97/874519804.Zo.r.html   (431 words)

 Is an electric eel really electric?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Here’s the real eel deal...the electric eel—found in rivers in South America—can emit an electrical charge which it uses to stun prey, discourage enemies, and signal other eels.
Electric eels have been known to produce up to 650 volts of electricity which is enough to stun a person—or kill a small fish!
When the eel is generating electricity, the current triggers a switch which, in turn, activates Christmas lights!
www.yesmag.bc.ca /Questions/Eel.html   (93 words)

 Jpop.com - Interview: Electric Eel Shock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
However as Electric Eel Shock continued to impress and succeed it had also led to more people in Japan to discover them through appearance on MTV and in magazines such as Kerrang!, NME and Rolling Stone.
Electric Eel Shock were extremely friendly and nice to chat to, which I must admit myself and Junkie were quite surprised since they always seem quite crazy in their own hyper, energetic EES way, perhaps it was too early for booze, so this is what EES are like when they are sober!
People who've seen Electric Eel Shock perform would often say that their music tends to play a greater impact on the audience live than recorded and it is true that EES are one of those bands that never let their live audience down!
www.jpop.com /mambo/content/view/191/2   (1857 words)

 The TMF Rock Festival : 12 hours of cutting-edge rock, metal, indie, artrock, hip hop and house at the Orsett ...
It was this lesson that helped form the attitude of Electric Eel Shock – listen to everyone BUT if you are going to make a mistake then make sure that it is your own mistake and that you only make it once...
Electric Eel Shock then sold their property and left their homes they continued to tour America near constantly for the next two years.
The aim was to catch all the energy and individual character of an Electric Eel Shock performance with a production that would sit alongside the early Sabbath albums that had inspired this journey many years ago.
www.tmfonline.co.uk /lineup/electriceelshock.php   (891 words)

 Electric Eels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Electric Eels eat other fish, killing them by electrocuting them.
In fact, an electric eel can electrocute a horse.
Electric eels are found most often in the Amazon.
projects.edtech.sandi.net /valencia/puppetplay/electric_eels.html   (38 words)

 The Electric eel | Practical Fishkeeping magazine
The Electric eel, Electrophorus electricus, is an extremely beautiful species, but it is also a dangerous one and requires expert handling.
The name 'Electric eel' is a little misleading because this is actually a huge knifefish belonging to the family Gymnotidae.
This electricity is created by a series of "electroplates" in much the same way as a car battery.
www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk /pfk/pages/show_article.php?article_id=379   (1009 words)

 Electric Eel
The electric eel, or Electrophorus electricus, is a freshwater fish, not a true eel.
With accounts of a single electric eel electrocuting a horse, they are most notable for their astounding ability to generate an incredible amount of electricity.
Although not an endangered species, the electric eel requires scientific permits to obtain.
helium.vancouver.wsu.edu /~ingalls/eels   (169 words)

 COBRA Sting Raider w/ Electric Eel
Almost everyone agreed that the Electric Eel figure released in Wave 3 was a decent sculpt, although some people were upset with the glowing action.
The Eel that comes with this comes in a paint scheme as effective and purposeful as the vehicle itself...a gray base uniform (like the original '85 Eel) with very cool fl armor and red highlights matches up to the terrific color pallet of the vehicle and blends excellently with the original Eel as well.
It's unfortunate, too, because with this color scheme, this could be the fantastic Eel update collectors have been waiting for since 1985.
www.generalsjoes.com /reviews/2004/vehicles/stingraider.html   (1026 words)

 The electric eel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The eel generates electric charge in a battery of biological electrochemical cells, each cell providing about 0.15 V and an overall potential difference of ~ 700 V. Note that the eel's head is the cathode(+) and its tail the anode(-).
The cells extend over the length of the eel.
Thanks to Professor Don Stevens, Zoology, for the picture and expert advice.
www.chembio.uoguelph.ca /educmat/chm19105/electric_eel.htm   (61 words)

 Makigami Koichi : Electric Eel - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
A truly fascinating, if bizarre project, Electric Eel is a composition which pairs Tuvan throat singing techniques (and other vocals) with duets on newly invented versions of the jaw harp.
The Electric Trämpi is not played with the fingers; it is instead controlled by electronic impulses that are capable of producing continuous sounds.
The left hand holds the instrument up to the mouth as usual, but the right hand is free to add additional resonators, like tubes or pots.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,371491,00.html   (249 words)

 The Electric Eel - Electrophorus electricus
Very rarely seen in home aquariums, the Electric Eel is best suited to public aquaria where it can be properly cared for.
They are extremely large, and their electric shocking ability is enough to paralyze a human.
Electric Eels are found widespread from the Amazon to Orinoco.
www.aquariacentral.com /species/db.cgi?db=fresh&uid=default&ID=0403&view_records=1   (93 words)

 Electric Eel - The Dark - Magic The Gathering Cards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
R: +2/+0, Electric Eel does 1 damage to you.
Electric Eel does 1 damage to you when it is brought into play.
Magic: the Gathering and all images are copyright © Wizards Of The Coast, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
www.trollandtoad.com /p82166.html   (125 words)

 south by southwest festivals + conferences
EES return to the US after a hugely successful two years: over 400 gigs and 30 plus festivals around the world promoting the different releases from the Go Sessions, the last release of which: "Go-USA" is currently out on Gearhead Records.
As well as promoting this release in North America EES are preparing for the release of their biggest album to date: BEAT ME was recorded at the end of 2004 with Grammy nominated Attie Bauw (Scorpions, Judas Priest etc)
"Electric Eel Shock are already in a small group of underground bands that have had an impact around the world, with Beat Me they are set to drive their name into the mainstream..."
2005.sxsw.com /music/showcases/band/15525.html   (182 words)

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