The curious behavior of electric eels
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Electric eels zap fish and other underwater prey, but what would make them leap out of the water and shock a land animal like a horse? Kenneth Catania of Vanderbilt University is researching this curious behavior first described by a nineteenth century naturalist and explorer. Science Friday’s Luke Groskin goes inside the lab where Catania uses unconventional props to decode eel behavior.
Aired: 11/14/16Video has closed captioning.