Flying fish for your Friday. (Maybe instead of #UglyFishFri I should do #BeautifulWeirdFishFriday?)
These little beasties glide above the water with outstretched, reinforced pectoral fins to escape predators. One of the species pictured here Bennett’s Flyingfish (also sometimes the California Flying Fish), has one of my favorite scientific names ever: Chelipogon pinnatibarbatus. The other two species here, Exocoetus volitans (the blue flying fish) and the pursuant Mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) aren’t bad either.