Jumping Fish

Associate Professor of Biology Miriam Ashley-Ross is on a team of researchers who discovered several species of fish can flip in the air to move more than 10 times their body length in one leap from the ground. The study appears in the Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A.

“The findings are significant because these are fish that are not specialized in any anatomical way for moving about on land, yet they are able to make these coordinated leaps rather than just floundering around,” Ashley-Ross says.

Associate Professor of Biology, Miriam Ashley-Ross

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