Amazing Flying Fish Are Real

| May 11, 2009 | 1 Comment

Commonly known as Flying fish & scientifically named as Exocoetidae has more than 40 known species, grouped in 7 to 9 genera (families). Flying fish are commonly found in world’s tropical & sub tropical oceans where they have right temperatures to thrive. Flying fish have a very unique defense mechanism for escaping predators. They have found that the best way to avoid other fish in the water is to get out of the water.

 

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

By using their amazing & unusually large pectoral fins, they can take short gliding flights through air, above the surface of the water around 50m.

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying fish are  occasionally beating the surface of the water with its tail fin (caudal fin) in long their flights. Their main diet is Omnivore & they grow up to 18 in (45 cm).

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Some flying fish can reach at approximate speed of 30km/hour (20mph) in flight & the recorded for maximum airborne time was 45 seconds, filmed by a NHK TV crew near Yakushima Island ( southern tip of Japan) in May 2008.

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Flying Fish | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Information Sources: BBC, National Geographics, Wikipedia

 

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  1. someone says:

    wow they look like butterflys i first thaught they were mythes

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