Here’s an electric story just for you, dolphinboy.
We had some real electric wires down in a real dolphin tank during Hurricane Iwa, Honolulu, in November, 1982. There were telephone poles nearby, and the uninsulated wires were blowing against each other in the rain, creating huge showers of sparks in the air. There was a large fuse at the top on one of the poles, which glowed red each time that happened.
We called for the utility to shut down the power, which required them to send a crew out with a cherry picker to pull a huge switch, also mounted near the top of the pole. Eventually they came and did that, but of course, they were overwhelmed with calls from all over the city.
At some point, the wires blew down into the dolphin tank. I think it was just low-power telephone wires, not high-power wires; or in any case the power was off anyway. I don’t remember if that was before or after the crew came out and pulled the high-power switch. The wires floating in the tank, of course, were just some new entertaining toys for the dolphins to play with.
But the utility sent out a radio call to their field crew to come out and shut the power, which I guess the news media or someone was listening to. The story got out that our dolphins had gotten electrocuted, which I heard tell was on the local news that night.
The hurricane did substantial damage to the lab. We had to move the dolphins out for a few weeks to do a fair amount of rebuilding.
ETA: Also, at some point before the power was shut off, I went outside the main door, which required me to walk underneath those wires. The air was full of salt spray that the hurricane had kicked up, and everything was very wet. I could literally feel the electricity jangling me as I walked under those wires.