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2010-09-10 08:33:53

We're all familiar with birds that are as comfortable diving as they are flying but only one family of fish has made the reverse journey.


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2007-06-24 18:20:31

Flying fish are a marine fish family comprising about 50 species grouped in 7 to 9 genera. Flying fish are found in all the major oceans, mainly in warm tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. Their most striking feature is their pectoral fins, which are unusually large, and enable the fish to take short gliding flights through air, above the surface of the water, in order to escape predators. Appearance Some flying fish shed their pectoral fins...

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