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Japan Aquarium’s Christmas Tree Lights Powered by Eels

12 Dec

tobaaquarium4By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

In the city of Toba in Mie Prefecture, the Toba Aquarium is running unusual Christmas displays. During the holidays visitors will have a chance to see a four metre Christmas tree made up of 1000 LED lights. The lights have a different power source provided by the aquarium’s electric eels. The LED lights remain a static green until one of the eels discharges electricity causing the lights to flicker a different colour. Eels discharge electricity when surprised or when stunning prey. Lighting time will be from 09:00-17:00 (9 am-5 pm).

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