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|Exocoetidae Flying fish|
Photos by Bernhard Lang, Wattenbek, Germany
Exocoetidae is the general Latin term for flying fish.
Look at this amazing flying fish. 64 species live in Earth's oceans.
The oldest forms date back 65 million years
Can you imagine that this fish can fly up to 45 seconds?
Exocoetidae are eating plankton.|
living in the Atlantic, Pacific Indian ocean.
Many other marine animals try to catch flying fish as dolphins, porpoises, tuna, marlin, sea birds, squids.
But commercial fishermen from China, Japan, Caribbean, India, Indonesia are the biggest predators.
Barbados was once named the land of the flying fish...
the flying fish is still shown in Barbados' coat of arms
Habitat: Tropical and warm subtropical oceans|
Flying fish have large pectoral fins
To come out of the water their tail moves about 70 times a second.
Flying fish main food is Plankton - a tiny plant in Earth's oceans|
Temperatures in Earth's oceans are very different!
Orange / yellow shows warm ocean surface water
What can YOU do to help ocean life?|
You can cut down on your pesticide use. Pesticides harm every living being, small ones faster...
Remember the days when Bald Eagles couldn't breed anymore because of the pesticide DDT?
Humans often get sick too while coming in contact with pesticides.
Pesticides are washed out by rain water, transported by creeks and rivers
in the next ocean!
Humans have changed the environment for all mammals, all marine life, so fish need our help to survive!
A) to survive all the threats:
B) industrial agriculture fertilizers
C) toxic chemicals
F) acidification of oceans
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