View Full Version : Is it a Bird or is it a Fish?? Or maybe a Bish!

Lydia Dustbin
21st May 2008, 04:13
Definitely Aviation related.

The BBC news have been showing a video taken by a passenger on a ferry somewhere in the pacific, of a flying fish, that is not only airborne for 45 seconds, but also keeps a pretty constant pace of 30 Kph. Is this one of those evolutionary missing links? I always thought these things just popped out the water for a few feet and that was it. It seems this fish has an identity crisis.

Watch it here


21st May 2008, 11:25
Confirms that flying is the quickest way of getting from plaice to plaice ....... (ouch)

21st May 2008, 11:46
Oh cod! Another fish thread.

I'm getting a dab hand at these.

Dan D'air
21st May 2008, 11:51
Oh for cod's hake, not again surely?

tony draper
21st May 2008, 12:03
We used to hold contests, pick a flying fish and see who's selection stayed aloft the longest(there was not a lot else to do at sea) they could stay airborn a long time especially wi a feckin big Barracuda after their arses, sometimes pick them up from the deck twenty foot above the wave tops, so they could do altitude as well.

21st May 2008, 12:11
45 seconds? It's only doing that for the halibut. I thought salmon said they could go further but I must have been herring things.

tony draper
21st May 2008, 12:19

21st May 2008, 13:41
Aye aye, capn.


21st May 2008, 14:42
I think it's probably a turbot-charged motor pike.

21st May 2008, 15:01
We could probably mako few more puns here before too many people mussel in.

You have no sole, Mr. Draper.

Richard Taylor
21st May 2008, 17:17
Looks more like an Aston Marlin :\

Lydia Dustbin
21st May 2008, 17:55
If you look carefully i think there is a grupper them, seem to be having a whale of a time.

Hagbard the Amateur
21st May 2008, 18:22
Heh heh - I cannot resist - Sorry Drapes

Without carping, I feel that this video is all play and no whelk. The whiting's on the wall as far as I'm concerned. *And* you have to fish this bleeder from a paraglider!!!

21st May 2008, 19:56
Seems like a load of pollacks to me:{

Arm out the window
22nd May 2008, 11:05
Apparently they can't get oxygen in flight, so that fish must've really had to fillet self up before jumping out of the water.

22nd May 2008, 12:05
Maybe it was in love and jumping for joy.

That's a moray. :E

22nd May 2008, 13:08
That's a very clever one Bluey !

22nd May 2008, 14:02
Thank you, frosty. Perhaps he'd met the krill of his dreams and was trying to crab her attention.

She probably swam home singing to herself ...

"Oh Mahi's making eyes at me ......." :rolleyes:

Arm out the window
23rd May 2008, 02:55
He must've been one of those soar fishes.