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Daily Dose of Love: Summer School of Fish!


The Atlantic Blue Tang Clan

School’s never fin-ished on explore’s Cayman Reef Cam, where you can get a reel education (I’m very sorry for these terrible jokes). So why do fish swim together, or “school”?

Many reasons! There’s safety in numbers – it’s harder for a predator to single out a fish if it’s surrounded by hundreds of its closest buddies. Swimming together may reduce drag in water, making it easier to swim and conserve energy. Plus there’s a better chance of finding food as a group. Until they have to decide on a restaurant, which can take hours.

Rick | explore.org