All Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., including the National Zoo, and in New York City continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Aerial View of Typical Electric Eel Upland Habitat. South American rivers are home to at least three different species of electric eels, including a newly identified species capable of generating a greater electrical discharge than any other known animal, according to a new analysis published in the Sept. 10 issue of the journal Nature Communications. Two of the species, Electrophorus electricus and E. voltai, live in the highland regions of the Amazon (shown above - left) whereas the third species, E. varii, primarily lives in lowland regions (shown above – right).
Credit: C. David de Santana