Pictures of flying fish?

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#21
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Thanks for the pictures! I am making a scrapbook about cruising and a must have is the flying fish! As I said when I started this thread, I have them on video but for some reason my screen capture makes them blurry. On our last cruise with our DS and DDI, (whom by the way didn't believe in flying fish!), saw a huge skool of them and they stayed with us for many minutes. It was exciting to see!
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#22
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Here is a photo of a flying fish that flew a little too high. He stayed in the porthole of our cabin for the entire week on the Paradise.

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#23
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On Fantasy class ships, go up to the lido deck. There is an area where the deck juts out and it has big glass walls to protect the lido from wind. You can get a good view of the bow wake from here and you can see them. Sometimes you won't see them for 2 or 3 minutes, then all of a sudden, you'll see lots of them. I think they are also called Bonita.

This is also a good place to look for Dolphins. We have seen dolphins on every trip, but only once or twice per trip.

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Originally posted by Scottohiocpa
On Fantasy class ships, go up to the lido deck. There is an area where the deck juts out and it has big glass walls to protect the lido from wind. You can get a good view of the bow wake from here and you can see them. Sometimes you won't see them for 2 or 3 minutes, then all of a sudden, you'll see lots of them. I think they are also called Bonita.

This is also a good place to look for Dolphins. We have seen dolphins on every trip, but only once or twice per trip.

This is a bonita

#26
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Originally posted by Cuizer2


Ha...That's great. I wish every airline would do that with their planes. I work for AA and we just have a couple "specialty" planes. My favorite is the retro paint scheme.....

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#27
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Seeing the flying fish from a cruise ship, they look tiny, but one buzzed by our tender in Catalina and it was MUCH bigger than I expected. At least a 2-foot wingspan...
#28
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Oh my gosh!! Thanks for posting these pictures. I tried so hard to get a picture of them last Sept. Is all I got was ocean!! As soon as I got home I typed in flying fish on the computer and read about them. Thanks for getting such nice pictures of them!!

Originally posted by bigman01
These aren't the best pics in the world, but hey, they're better than nothing, right? It's extremely hard to get a GOOD, decent pics of these little buggers!



#29
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Flying fish--I had a cabin closer to the bow of the ship on the Splendor to Mexico and saw flying fish everyday and many schools all flying out of the water together!

I got off the Glory two weeks ago and saw flying fish everyday as well. I had a midship cabin and on several occasions I saw anywhere from a dozen to a hundred or more all flying out of the water at the same time to get away from the ship! It was amazing to see the large school all flying across the water at the same time....I too tried to take a photo and those suckers are too quick...video the same....
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#31
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Originally posted by Nunu
I think we all know there's no such thing as flying fish.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAjzH0vWSIA

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#33
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I always thought people were kidding when they talked about them, too! Until my last cruise on the Conquest, that is! It was on one of last days at sea and I was just enjoying the view over the side of the ship, then, all of a sudden, I saw them. My DH & I stood there quite awhile watching schools of them skim across the water. I tried to get pics, but no such luck. Thanks to the lucky ones for posting their's!
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#34
Solvang, California
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Originally posted by Nunu
You can't fool me, I've seen Avatar.

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."
- Abraham Lincoln

“You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.”
- George W. Bush

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#35
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Originally posted by imaboo
"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."
- Abraham Lincoln

“You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.”
- George W. Bush

That youtube clip has some great comments.
#36
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Originally posted by Nunu
That youtube clip has some great comments.
I never even looked at them - but now that I have - I think one or two of those posters could be candidates for the Darwin awards *giggle*.
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#37
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Originally posted by imaboo
I never even looked at them - but now that I have - I think one or two of those posters could be candidates for the Darwin awards *giggle*.
"i am talking about revolution cuz maybe the sea creatures will fly and desert creatures will swim"
#38
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It's amazing that people still find it hard to believe that flying fish do exist! If you stand midship and look down alongside the ship, you will see what looks like giant gnats or mosquitos flying away from the ship (near the waterline). These ARE flying fish! Guaranteed! I have a picture of my dad standing, on the rear of his Navy destroyer, holding a flying fish!

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#39
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We saw them too, in the wake in the bow of the ship as we moved along. I couldn't figure out what they were because they kept going and going, but my husband knew exactly what they were: flying fish.
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#40
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Originally posted by salty dingo
Ever since 9/11 the flying fish have been under greater scrutiny. There is the occasional air marshal fish too, but you really can't tell who they are.

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