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Flying Fish

Cheilopogon melanurus

Description:

Rounded body with the two wings combined are about the length of the body. The tail acts like a rudder and projects down. The fish uses its tail by wagging it fast, propelling it forward. The fish uses the outstretched wings to gain lift. Since the tail is now out of water it looses velocity and glides back to the water to repeat.

Habitat:

Atlantic Ocean

Notes:

It was so fun watching these escape the path of the boat and fly away.

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robert emond
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robert emond

Spotted on Jul 24, 2016
Submitted on Sep 1, 2019

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