Monday, February 25, 2013

Free Pass Fridays Answer: Feb. 22

No one knows why mullet jump! Mullet may jump more frequently in waters with low dissolved oxygen, which could indicate a need for oxygen. Some biologist think jumping helps the fish remove parasites while others think it is a part of schooling behavior. But who knows - maybe they just like jumping. For more information on mullet, check out the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's website.

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1 comment:

  1. I heard on an Estuary ecotour that it is to clean out their gills.