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ScopeMeter® Test Tool meets electric eels in the Amazon

July 2012

You might have seen it on June 3 on the television program Nat Geo WILD, "Animal Superpowers: Extreme Survivors."

Professor Will Crampton (with ScopeMeter) and the Suriname expedition crew. Courtesy of Windfall Films, Ltd.

Professor Will Crampton (with ScopeMeter) and the Suriname expedition crew. Courtesy of Windfall Films, Ltd.

It's the Fluke ScopeMeter® 190-202 portable oscilloscope, used by scientist Will Crampton and the crew on location in Suriname to measure the energy of electric eels. For the first time in over 70 years, they measured the voltage of an electric eel in the field. Dare we say it - the results were shocking.

Narrated by Patrick Stewart, the program shows what happened when a crocodile foolishly attacked an electric eel - a creature that can generate a 500-volt bolt of electricity.

Watch footage from the show here »

We're fascinated by the story, and we have lots more to tell you. Watch for the full details in the next edition of Fluke Electronics News!

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