Have You Ever Seen a Flying Fish Fly? (video)

Imagine you are a fish swimming along minding your own business when a big predator comes along and wants to eat you. What do you do? Easy. You just fly away from the danger.

This BBC/Discovery Life segment tells an incredible, uplifting story. After the fish fly out of danger they find a nice floating palm frond and lay their eggs on it. Then the male fish come along and deposit their sperm.

Life goes on.


Elisa Faulkner- Uriarte
Elisa F.3 years ago

I have seen these on way to and back from Catalina Island. Very Beautiful Video! Thank you.

Yulan Lawson
Yulan Lawson3 years ago

Not available to view in Australia. I've seen them fly before though.

Marianne Good
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Giana Peranio-paz

Video not available.

Randy Paynter
Randy Paynter5 years ago

Elvira - for the record, Care2 is not blocking anything. The video is hosted by Youtube, and they're the ones that control who sees what. I suspect it has something to do with BBC contractual rights.

Elvira W.
Elvira Winkler5 years ago

Why in the world would you block this video in Canada??????????????????

Randy Paynter
Randy Paynter5 years ago

I saw these once in the Indian Ocean as they were racing in front of dolphins that were swimming along side a big boat I was on. It was incredibly cool. They launch out of the water, pause a split second, then start flapping their wings rapidly and zoom out across the water. The slow-mo of the video is cool, but you don't get to see how fast they flap and suddenly start moving.

Lynn C.
Lynn C.5 years ago

I saw them in Hawaii on a scuba trip. They were so amazing and wonderful to watch.

Grainne O'Carroll
Grainne OCarroll5 years ago

Just when you think you've seen it all...