A myriad of small fish that jump out of the water and literally “fill up” and dazzle tourists, captured in Thailand in the Mu Koh Lanta National Park on the island of Lanta Yai on the bridge connecting the pier to the land. According to the locals, “thousands of small fish” simultaneously attacked the bridge, and this is an amazing sight, though not for those who were in the middle of the “hurricane”.
As Sunan Madsaron, a local resident of Krabi, told local media, on On the island they call this fish “Ta Mau”, or cat's eye fish. Usually it lives in shallow water near the coast – and from time to time the fish really jumps out onto land. Locals collect it in bags – for fertilizer, and also to cook food from them.
As explained by the Krabi Fisheries Department, the cat's eye fish periodically jumps onto land during spawning, which just happens in March and november. According to him, it is still unclear why these fish jump out of the water, there is an assumption that fish moving in a tight school can jump out of the water at the same time when there is not enough oxygen.
Our reference: Koh Lanta Yai is part of Mu Koh Lanta National Park, a well-known maritime tourist destination about 20 km from the coast of Krabi. The park includes the island itself, as well as nearby islands – there are at least five of them in total. The total area of the park is 134 sq. km. By the way, it also includes two popular beaches.
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