Why fish jump and how they do it

Do you ever wonder how on earth fish manage to jump — and why?

Fish get around in a whole lot of ways other than swimming — apart from jumping, they can glide, squiggle and even flip on their tail and do multiple somersaults in the air.

A fish can contort its muscular body and use its fins in all kinds of imaginative ways to become airborne, said biomechanist Miriam Ashley-Ross of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

And here are six reasons why they bother.

LINK (via: ABC Science)

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