Fish

Fish does the twist to get airborne

​Like true "flying fish," the ribbon halfbeak has large pectoral fins that it uses like wings to escape aquatic predators. Unlike them, however, it lacks a set of winglike pelvic fins, which add much-needed rear stability while in flight. So, how does it manage? It all comes down to a twist.

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Scientists tell lampreys to scram

​​If you've spent much time around the Great Lakes, then you're probably familiar with the sea lamprey. It's a destructive invasive species, which depletes stocks of native fish by feeding on their blood. Thanks to recent research, however, there may be new hope for controlling lamprey populations.​

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