Friday, January 4, 2008

Flying Gurnards

The Flying Gurnard is a fish that can also fly. They are often observed walking slowly on the ocean floor on their fins. They usually can be seen in shallow water, this is often by the shore. They have these huge pectoral fins. When they feel they are attacked, they spread these fins and move rapidly through the water almost sometimes at flying speeds.

It occurs from East Africa to Polynesia. In Australia it is recorded around the northern half of the country from the central coast of Western Australia to southern New South Wales.

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