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Not-so-solitary electric eels observed hunting in packs

Publicado em 15 janeiro 2021
It has generally been thought that electric eels are purely solitary animals, which stalk prey on their own. Now, however, scientists have described seeing the creatures hunting in packs – which only nine other fish species are known to do. Although a paper on the finding was published just this week, the initial observations of the pack hunting strategy were made back in August of 2012. At that time, a team from the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of Natural History came [...]