The Caribbean island of Barbados is domestically distinguished for its Mount Gay Rum and coo-coo\flying fish dinners. Too much Mount Gay isn’t responsible for skewed fish perceptions. Fish do fly in Barbados!
In the figure of the flying fish, that’s not a mythological horse between the wings, it is indeed a real fish body, the flying fish from the Exocoetidae family. These critters found in a few waters of the world, can fly using their front fins as wings. Just like birds, they break the water’s surface, fly distances of up to 100 yards at a rate of 30 miles per hour. Some wing their way into fishermen’s boats. Continue reading