Eels

Here’s What That ‘Faceless Fish’ Actually Is

Here’s What That ‘Faceless Fish’ Actually Is

Life gets pretty weird in the cold abyss of the deep sea. One deep ocean oddity presented itself to researchers at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) just the other day — the strange beast has now been referred to dozens of times as the “faceless fish”. While the…

Leaping Electric Eels Resolve A Centuries-Old Mystery

Leaping Electric Eels Resolve A Centuries-Old Mystery

In his writings, naturalist and intrepid explorer Alexander von Humboldt recounted how natives in Venezuela used horses to lure and trap electric eels. Many scientists thought it was just a tall tale, but a new paper lends credence to Humboldt’s account of eels aggressively leaping up and stunning the horses…