April 20, 2018

Electric Eel Makes Holiday Lights Twinkle At Utah's Living Planet Aquarium

SANDY, Utah, Dec. 4, 2012 /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 flashes the lights, fast

Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/electric-eel-makes-holiday-lights-133500878.html