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You may be familiar with the classic look of a fish (fins, scales, goes glub-glub?) but there are just as many shapes and designs of these underwater creatures as there are those above the ground. Fish known as rays are one of the most easily identifiable, with flat, streamlined bodies that allow them to glide gracefully underwater, and across the sea floor.

All living creatures produce electricity -- even humans -- but electric rays have two special kidney-shaped organs that generate and store electricity like a battery. Some species can generate enough power to produce a shock of about 220 volts!

 

 


Kid's Corner: Ocean Game

Animated game with sounds! Can you tell the difference between an aquatic mammal and a fish?

 
 

 
Click on the individual fish on the individual fish on the left hand columjn to get more cool facts.