What happens if an electric eel gets electrocuted?
Although there are few documented instances of people dying from an electric eel’s shock, it could happen. A single jolt could incapacitate a person long enough to cause him or her to drown, even in shallow water. Multiple shocks could cause a person to stop breathing or go into heart failure.
Do electric eels need to recharge?
Electric eels, however, as well as some other electric fish, have specialized, disc-shaped cells called “electrocytes.” Like other cells, electrocytes maintain a charge when resting.
Can an electric eel power a light bulb?
Electric eels can release between 10 to 850 volts, with one big jolt able to light up to a 40-watt DC light bulb.