Another day for a brilliant scientific discovery.
In the big bad world of science, discoveries are constantly being made, and every so often, we get one that simply blows our minds.
Recently, one of the most intriguing discoveries has surprisingly been made in the area of fish, and this bizarre cave-dwelling species has a surprising talent. We’ve already seen fish that can fly, but now we’re moving into walking territory. That’s right: walking, like your or me… well, almost.
Find out more about this weird walking fish.
A mysterious species of fish has been observed “walking” up waterfalls.
The Cryptotora thamicola was discovered in Thailand in the 1980s, and it’s a cave fish species that apparently is able to walk up waterfalls. Its unique talent is said to be similar to the climbing techniques previously only observed in salamanders and other tetrapods.
The fish can walk up waterfalls similarly to a salamander.
Study co-author Brooke E. Flammang of NJIT said in a statement, “What these fish do, in complete darkness, is stick to the rock and climb waterfalls, completely underwater.” Not to shabby for a blind fish!