Image of the Day

38 / 365

Flying fish

Something Fishy

This unlucky flying fish wound up on the deck of the research vessel Atlantis during a recent cruise to the East Pacific Rise. These fish can leap out of the water and use their translucent, wing-like fins to glide in the air from wave to wave—and sometimes, a ship gets in the way. Participants on this cruise were studying microbial life at hydrothermal vents but they enjoyed seeing larger wildlife, including dolphins and pilot whales (orcas) swimming alongside the ship and a variety of sea birds perching high on its mast. (Photo by David Levin, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

SHARE THIS:

Image and Visual Licensing

Text, images, graphics and other material contained on this website are subject to copyright. For more information or to license material, please contact the WHOI Media Relations Office, media@whoi.edu or (508) 289-3340.

Explore Visual WHOI

Search multimedia database

License our Visuals