September 25, 2018

Electric Eel Makes Holiday Lights Twinkle at the Living Planet Aquarium

SANDY, Utah , Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Living Planet Aquarium is shocking visitors with its Christmas display which uses an electric eel to flash the lights on its tree.

A Christmas display in the “Journey To South America” gallery is blinking by using the energy generated by an electric eel in a nearby tank. “We took the voltage produced by the eel via stainless steel electrodes and used it to power a sequencer,” said Terry Smith , Project Manager at Cache Valley Electric. “The sequencer takes the voltage the eel produces and operates circuitry that