Electric Eel Lights Christmas Tree

Miguel Wattson, the Tennessee Aquarium’s tweeting Electric Eel, lights up the Christmas tree during their Holidays Under the Peaks celebration.

“Whenever Miguel discharges electricity, sensors in the water deliver the charge to a set of speakers,” explains Joey Turnipseed, the Aquarium’s audio visual production specialist. Turnipseed is responsible for tackling the unique engineering challenge of translating Miguel’s electric pulses into a glimmering yuletide display. “The speakers convert the discharge into the sound you hear and the festively flashing lights.”

That is pretty cool! Wish I could see it in person.

(News4) Photo: Twitter/@EelectricMiguel

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