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Flying Fish

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Flying Fish
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.29

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    attain, fearsome, unscathed, pectoral, lobe, tactic, seabirds, caudal, further, still-immersed, design, strategy, additional, gain, beating, thrust


Flying Fish   

1     Out in the open sea live fearsome predators like sharks, tuna, and marlins. To get away unscathed from these speedy hunters is not an easy task. Yet, flying fish have a unique escape tactic that no other fish can imitate. They "fly"!
 
2     Well, strictly speaking, flying fish cannot fly. They glide.
 
3     Flying fish can have either two or four "wings." Two-winged flying fish (such as Atlantic flying fish) have a pair of long pectoral fins. They remind us of birds' wings. Their four-winged cousins (such as great flying fish, also known as California flying fish) go one step further. They have the same design not only for their two pectoral fins, but also for their two pelvic fins. Regardless of how many "wings" they have, all flying fish -- about 50 species -- have asymmetrical caudal fins or tails. That is, the upper lobe of their tails is noticeably shorter and smaller than the lower one.

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