Flying fish can make powerful, self-propelled leaps out of water into air, where their long, wing-like fins enable gliding flight for considerable distances. It appears these Flying Fish are in a no win situation, picked off above the surface by Frigatebird‘s and devoured underwater by the Dorado.
This riveting clip is from episode 4 of the BBC’s The Hunt. There are around 40 known species of flying fish in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, some with flights measured as long as 45 seconds.
Follow this vid with fish that walk, spit, and skip. Plus, watch more ways that animals hunt and fish in the archives.
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