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Old 10-25-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Italian scientists say they have solved the mystery of how archer fish can spit powerful jets of water.
Archer fish shoot water jets with enough force to knock prey into the water from overhanging vegetation.


Research by a team from the University of Milan shows that the fish's forceful strike is formed externally using water dynamics, rather than using the body's internal muscles.


This technique allows the animals to take accurate shots from up to 2m away.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I'm impressed!

The archer fish was in volume one of the hard covered nature books Acme supermarkets used to carry.

Can still see the image of the fish shooting a high pressure stream of water at an insect. As an archer I have a kind of bond with that fish.

Thanks for the article!
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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What a cool story!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm impressed!

The archer fish was in volume one of the hard covered nature books Acme supermarkets used to carry.

Can still see the image of the fish shooting a high pressure stream of water at an insect. As an archer I have a kind of bond with that fish.

Thanks for the article!
I had damage to my "archer" muscles as well as the same muscles used for disc golf. It was unfortunate. But yes, I thought that archer fish was interesting.

BTW, I assume you saw the movie, "The Hunger Games"?
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