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A swarm of fish is attacked in the Maldives

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Catch a glimpse of what fish (and bird) life is like at Kuredu Island Resort in the Maldives, “a small country in South Asia, located in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean.” Filmed from above in 2009, a swarm of fish moves rapidly in shallow waters. Their collective shape is influenced by a few larger predatory animals swimming with them in the water.

And then the animals change speed in an attempt to catch some of the smaller fish off guard. Fish. Go. Flying. The videographer writes, “We weren’t expecting that to happen, thus the gasp! Love the squadron-like attack!!” You may have to watch this one a few times to catch the action.

What’s easier to see, thanks to it’s slightly slower pace: A tall bird on the shore, likely a heron, wanders into the water to grab a fish, too.

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