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.
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