Machias Community Church

Flying Gurnards can't fly 

Posted by Pastor Ron Wednesday, December 28, 2011 8:00:00 AM

With those huge wing-like fins you would almost think that they could fly but they can't even though their common name is 'Sea Robin'.

While flying fish can clear 160 feet of water through the air, the Sea Robin scurries about the bottom looking for things to eat.

If you click on the Flying Gurnard pictured above it will open a short 45 second video of one sweeping the bottom with its front fins looking for food.