A creature capable of flying and swimming ?

photo from: https://www.nwf.org/Educational-Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Fish/Flying-Fish

What do you think is a creature that is capable of flying and swimming ? Well, what could it be ? nothing comes up to your mind but when you encounter this fish then you will be enlighten.

THE FLYING FISH

The size of a flying fish varies on the species. Generally they are 7 to 12 inches long .

photo from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_fish

The flying fish’s body is long and thin which resembles are torpedo. When they swim, their fins are intact so that they can swim smoothly and faster. When they prepare to fly, they accelerates with the speed of 37 mph
towards the surface of the water rising out of the water then spreads its winged-like fins.

The flying fish’s pectoral fins are able to spread forming a wing-like shape. This fins help them to accelerate in the air with the height of 4 feet and glide them with a distance of 655 feet before going down in the water covering an average of 1.312 feet distances in the act which ensures the chance to escape from the predators.

Flying fish are easily attracted to light and they are also nocturnal which hunts during the night.

REFERENCE

http://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/flying_fish_facts/318/

COVER PHOTO FROM: https://www.nwf.org/Educational-Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Fish/Flying-Fish

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