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Shocking news: world’s most powerful electric eel found in Amazon

Shocking news: world’s most powerful electric eel found in Amazon



Electrophorus voltai can deliver a jolt of 860 volts, much more than existing record of 650 voltsDNA research has revealed two entirely new species of electric eel in the Amazon basin, including one capable of delivering a record-breaking jolt.The findings are evidence, researchers say, of the incredible diversity in the Amazon rainforest – much of it still unknown to science – and illustrate why it is so important to protect a habitat at risk from deforestation, logging and fires. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/11/shocking-news-worlds-most-powerful-electric-eel-found-in-amazon

Author : Agence France-Presse

Publish date : 2019-09-11 01:35:30

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