Electric Rays are known for being capable of producing an electric discharge, ranging from 8 volts up to 220 volts, used to stun prey and for defense. Their round disk shaped bodies allow them to remain suspended in the water or roam for food with minimal swimming effort. An average electric ray may electrocute a large fish with a current up to 220 Volts, which gives the effect of a hair dryer being dropped into a tub of water.

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

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