Their smaller cousins, marbled electric rays, seldom venture far from Mediterranean warmth and they are so rare in British waters that a 23in (approx 60cm) female, caught 75 miles off Land's End.
He was taking part in the Guernsey West Coast SAC specimen hunt when a 7lb 10oz 12dms marbled electric ray took his worm bait.
Divers encountering electric rays are warned not to touch them.
Divers Gareth Laurenson was fishing for scallops in St Experts at the NAFC Marine Centre in Shetland are examining A SKIPPER had a shock catch off Shetland - an electric ray that can deliver a 220-volt blast.
Pacific Electric Rays have two kidney-shaped electrical organs that lie within their wings.
The Pacific Electric Ray is the only one of its species at Aquarium of the Bay and joins the aquarium's 20,000 aquatic animals.
We are thrilled with the new Pacific Electric Ray and thankful for the opportunity to introduce it at Aquarium of the Bay," stated John Frawley, General Manager of Aquarium of the Bay.
Janet Thompson, Ryan Fila and Kyle Delaney formed Electric Rays Tanning Spa LLC in 2008.
Several years before starting Electric Rays, according to the court papers, Thompson and Fila had formed a separate partnership buying and selling real property, into which she also invested money.
Thompson, through her attorney, Scott Volyn of Volyn Law Firm PLLC, Wenatchee, is asking for access to the accounting records of Electric Rays Tanning Spa LLC, and to dissolve the partnership and liquidate whatever is left.
They are a pair of marbled electric rays
, each capable of felling a man with a blast of 220 volts.