Animal of the day – 2/03/2011 – The Indo Pacific Sailfish

Indo Pacific Sailfish

The animal of the day is the Indo Pacific Sailfish. (Did you know: These fish can swim up to 70 miles per hour! They are  hands down the fastest animal in the ocean!

Their sail is typically not extended and held to the side. They use the sail while hunting to herd fish, and some scientists think they also use the sail to regulate their body temperature.

And BANG! Here’s a video for your eye and ear pleasure.


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