I visited the Chattanooga, Tennessee Aquarium in July of 2015. I was so surprised to capture this picture of lookdown fish (possibly related in some way to the yellow tailed jack fish) swimming in an almost perfectly straight line.
One of the ways I decide what the best images are that I’ve taken is by paying close attention to people’s reactions as I am showing them my photos. This particular pic sparked an immediate “wow that’s cool” comment from a friend. She commented on how amazing it was that they were swimming in such a straight line.
I did a little research online and found an excellent article about the lookdown fish (read it by clicking here).
Lookdown Fish Facts
- They swim together in a tight straight line so that they appear to be one large fish rather than several small ones.
- Lookdown fish generate very large grunt sounds with their swim bladders when they feel threatened.
- They inhabit waters in many different ares including the Western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
- These fish grow to be about sixteen inches in length and can weight up to four and a half pounds…
Location image was taken:
Nikon Coolpix P600
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