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This 1 meter long electric eel was foraging in a tiny, narrow creek in the middle of the rainforest about 1 km from the river.
Thank you everybody. Sorry for the delayed response! I have not been getting enough Project Noah time lately! :( Sergio, I have not seen them out of the water, and without any real strong fins, I would doubt they could move on land effectively? No worries AmazonWorkshops, you are certainly welcome!
This is awesome! So sorry it has taken so long to thank you for your great contributions.
Magnificent spotting, Geoffrey, I still want to see one in the wild. Please tell me, did you ever see one of these on dry land? A friend told me that they can "walk" on land for short distances, do you think it is possible?
Very cool fact! Neat spotting, Geoffrey!
Fun fact! Many species of Amazonian fish emit small amounts of electricity, but the electric eel (not actually a true eel but a species of knifefish) is one you definitely wouldn’t want to mess with - It grows up to eight-foot long and is able to create a whopping 600-volt blast to disable its prey and defend against potential predators. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...
Great photo, Geoffrey. Would you consider adding your spotting to the mission Energy Champions?
Lat: -4.37, Long: -73.00
Spotted on Jul 9, 2010 Submitted on Aug 3, 2012
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