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Flying Fish Glides for 45 Seconds!

Holy Flying Fish, Batman: Fish Flies for 45 Seconds!

I had many fishies growing up, mostly little goldfish, some beta fish, but my fave was my one puffer fish that lasted six years! I was always intrigued by water creatures and one of my earliest memories of being blown away by an animal was when I learned about the flying fish. I didn't know too much about these guys, but I thought they were so awesome because they could do two things that I wished I could do - breathe underwater and fly! So, when I learned about a flying fish setting a new record of gliding for 45 seconds in the air, I was not surprised! I knew they could glide for good distances (up to 50 yards) and previously the longest time in air was 42 seconds set back in the 1920s, but I had no idea that they could even flap their winged fins to catch an updraft sending them soaring even higher!

Although the video is a little shaky, you can see a flying fish enjoying his time in the air as he glides alongside a ferry off the southern tip of Japan. Check it out below!

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jessie jessie 8 years
this was so wild..
N9N0 N9N0 8 years
Evolution Shmevolution, go back into the Ocean where you belong fish.
lovelipgloss lovelipgloss 8 years
This makes me think of the flying fish in Nintendo's Mario games.
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