Aquarium In The US Uses An Electric Eel To Light Up Their Christmas Tree, Watch Video

The holiday season is upon us and everyone seems to have started planning their vacations. People have started prepping up for Christmas. This aquarium in the US has also started decking up their Christmas tree but the power source they have used to light the décor is very unusual.

Representative Image

A Tennessee aquarium is using their resident electric eel named Miguel Wattson to power their Christmas decorations. According to HT, the tank in which the eel resides is connected to a nearby Christmas tree. As the eel goes up and down inside its glass aquarium, the bioelectric charge that it emits powers the bulbs on it.

Image Source

“Whenever Miguel discharges electricity, sensors in the water deliver the charge to a set of speakers. The speakers convert the discharge into the sound you hear and the festively flashing lights,” explains Joey Turnipseed, the Aquarium’s audiovisual production specialist.

Aquarist Kimberly Hurt said to The Washington Post that the constant fluctuations in the lights are caused by the amount of charge the eel emits. “The rapid, dim blinking of the lights is caused by the constant, low-voltage blips of electricity he releases when he’s trying to find food. The bigger flashes are caused by the higher voltage shocks he emits when he’s eating or excited.”

Representative Image

FYI, Miguel the eel or knife-fish also has a Twitter account by his name (@EelectricMiguel) where all the information about him is provided to his 40K followers.

The video of the eel lighting the Christmas tree was shared by the eel’s twitter handle.

In the following tweet, it also shared how the sea creature was able to light up the décor.

Isn’t this the best use of the fish and also a smart way to save electricity? What do you think? Tell us.