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Shockingly Cool

This winter, join us at the Vancouver Aquarium to discover an incredible animal – a fish that can produce electricity. That’s right. A fish. Producing electricity on the spot is like a super power found only in comic books. During the Eel-lectric Lights program you’ll learn why these fish produce electricity and what it takes for one to light up a Christmas tree. Could an electric eel power the lights in your home? Join us to find out.

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Electric eel

Light Up Our Lives

Amazonian electric eels (Electrophorus electricus) are like swimming batteries – their heads are positive and their tails are negative. In fact, the electric eel helped inspire the world’s first electric battery! Alessandro Volta created the “artificial electric organ” based on the organs of electric eels and electric torpedo rays. Even today, electric eels continue to inspire researchers, scientists and engineers. The electric eel at the Aquarium lights up a Christmas tree, helping us celebrate the holiday season.

Celebrate The Holidays With Your Aquatic Friends

Experience the magic of the holiday season at the Vancouver Aquarium. Enjoy festive family activities, interactive displays, shows and decorations to make your season merry and bright.

Learn more about our Holiday feature.

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