Why salmons jumps 30cm in the air
Beeps By | Jul 14 2018

Young sockeye salmon jump 30cm in the air. Scientists say it’s because they’re infested with sea lice, a pea-size parasite that feeds on mucus, blood and skin; tries to splash them off. It takes an average of 56 leaps to dislodge a single sea louse, making the fish an easy prey for predators like seabirds. The effort drains energy out of them.

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