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quote:Originally posted by gsmollinI even remember an incident where one landed in the pot while cooking. Talk about bad luck (for the fish)!
quote:Originally posted by bezoarThe don't really fly -- they glide, and they do it to escape predators.
quote:Originally posted by Blunt - fish constantly entering and leaving the water makes it incredibly difficult for the predator to identify and keep a target.
quote:Originally posted by neilepquote:Originally posted by Blunt - fish constantly entering and leaving the water makes it incredibly difficult for the predator to identify and keep a target.Is the gliding ability contsraint to just one type of fish ?...I'm interested to know if other types of fish have evolved the same behaviour ? and as to how the very behaviour itself came about..........As a firm believer of empirical study I spent a few hours today chasing some frozen fish fingers around my bath.....not one of them displayed this evading technique !!...
quote:Ah I see the problem... you see these fish are known in warmer climates, so to be true to the experiment I would suggest frying your fish fingers first and as soon as they are 'done' lift them out with your fingers.This human contact will induce the fish fingers to choose a flight response and you will see them effortlessly glide across your kitchen.To provide a proper case study I would suggest performing this with 10 fish fingers and then let us know what the resulting ratio was of those that did glide and of those that didn't.We look forward to seeing your stats! [8D]