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flying fish 

The Oxford Companion to Food

Alan Davidson

, Tom JaineTom Jaine

of the family Exocoetidae, do not really fly, but glide, using their very large pectoral fins like wings. By launching themselves upwards from the surface of the sea at maximum swimming speed, they have been known to attain a glide path more than 5 m (16') above the water and to remain airborne over a distance as great as 100 m (110 yards). Usually, however, they cover much shorter distances, skimming the waves.... ...

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