Tag Archives: eels

Shocking Find: Electric Eels Can Leap Out of Water to Attack

In an unusual discovery, electric eels leap from the water to attack predators with a high-voltage punch, a new study says.

In recent experiments, a scientist found that the South American fish go after large, moving, and partially submerged objects, pressing their chins against the target to discharge shocks. (Also see “The Electric Eel’s Superpower Just Got Even Cooler.”)

Continue reading Shocking Find: Electric Eels Can Leap Out of Water to Attack