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  • (noun): Tropical marine fishes having enlarged winglike fins used for brief gliding flight.

Flying Fish

Exocoetidae is a family of marine fish in the order Beloniformes of class Actinopterygii. Fish of this family are known as flying fish. There are about sixty-four species grouped in seven to nine genera. Flying fish can make powerful, self-propelled leaps out of water into air, where their long, wing-like fins enable gliding flight for considerable distances above the water's surface. This uncommon ability is a natural defense mechanism to evade predators.

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Anne Hills - Discography
... On This Day Earth Shall Sing (Hogeye, 1984) Woman of a Calm Heart (Flying Fish Records, 1988) October Child (Flying Fish, 1993) Angle of the Light (Flying ...
Sodagreen - Discography - Singles
... Released May 30, 2004 Aerial Visions, Sounds And Illusions Air 2nd Flying Fish (飛魚) Released November 1, 2004 Flying Fish (String Quartet) Flying Fish Flying Fish (Remix) Flying Fish (Qu ...
Flying Fish - Importance - Barbados - Maritime Disputes
... In recent times, flying fish have also been gaining in popularity in other islands, fueling several maritime disputes ... maritime boundaries between Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago over the flying fish dispute, which gradually raised tensions between the neighbours ... Barbadian fishers still follow the flying fish southward ...
Cephas & Wiggins - Discography - Albums
... by Evidence Records in 1994) 1985 Let It Roll Bowling Green (Marimac) 1986 Dog Days of August (Flying Fish) 1987 Guitar Man (Flying Fish) 1988 Walking Blues (Marimac ...
California Flyingfish
... Cypselurus californicus The California flying fish, Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus californicus, is a subspecies of Pacific flying fish ... It is the largest member of the flying fish family ... As with all other flying fish, the California can not actually fly, but it can swim up to 30 mph and launch itself into the air, using its specially adapted fins to glide for up to 1/4 mile ...

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