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September 11, 2021

Mormyrids communicate using weak electric discharges

African fish called mormyrids communicate using weak electric discharges, or pulses, to locate prey and to communicate with each other.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants IOS 1050701 and IOS 1755071.]

Learn more in the Washington University in St. Louis news story Electric fish -- and humans -- pause before communicating key points. (Date image taken: May 26, 2021; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Sept. 11, 2021)

Credit: Tsunehiko Kohashi, Washington University in St. Louis

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