Flying fish are found in warm ocean waters around the world. They can grow to be 18 inches (35cm) long and are omnivores, with plankton being a big part of the diet.
To “fly,” the fish starts swimming quickly toward the surface at speeds of up to 37 mph (60 km/h). Once they break the surface, they reach heights of 4 feet (1.2 meters) and use their pectoral fins to glide up to 650 feet (200 meters) before returning to the water.
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