Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Submission + - Some Fish Use Electricity for Communication ( 1

AstroPhilosopher writes: Most people know that some eels are able to produce an electrical charge powerful enough to stun their prey; big deal. Now some researchers from John Hopkins University have discovered that some knifefish are also able to produce electricity, albeit more weakly than electric eels. However, the knifefish uses its electrical capabilities in another manner. Researchers have discovered that not only do knifefish use their electrical powers to sense the environment around them, but they also use electricity to communicate.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Some Fish Use Electricity for Communication

Comments Filter:

"'Tis true, 'tis pity, and pity 'tis 'tis true." -- Poloniouius, in Willie the Shake's _Hamlet, Prince of Darkness_