Friday, May 23, 2008

record longest flight for flying fish

really cool!
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Japanese TV crew has filmed what is believed to be the
longest flight of a flying fish ever recorded.
captured the 45-second flight on video on Monday, from a ferry
The fish can be seen occasionally beating its tail
against the surface of the water to keep itself aloft. The ferry was traveling
at a speed of about 20 mph (30 kilometers per hour)
Usually the fish remain airborne for just a few
seconds before landing back in the water
previous record
for a fish's compound flight was 42 seconds, reported from Florida by a sea
captain with a stopwatch in 1928.
A 45-second flight may well be close to the physical
limit for a flying fish, since the creature must suspend brachial respiration in
the air
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