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Electric Eels Seen Hunting in Groups for the First Time

Electric Eels Seen Hunting in Groups for the First Time

Electric eels were already exceptionally weird fish. These eels — actually three different species of giant, South American knifefish — pack as much as an 860-volt punch used to stupefy prey and defend themselves. Long thought to be exclusively solitary predators of slow, murky rivers, new research suggests electric eels…