The hunting method used by this New Zealand fish is incredible.
An Auckland, New Zealand teacher and his students have made a rather important discovery in the Le Roy’s Bush area.
The banded kokopu fish, native to the area, is apparently a more apt hunter than anyone realized before. Check out the footage they got:
The video was captured thanks to a well thought out experiment that involved planting larvae on the side of the stream, and recording the fish on film.
There was a 14 out of 16 success rate that was caught on camera, and it is believed that the fish were actively monitoring for their prey, waiting for the opportune time to strike.
Once again, a modern day discovery proves that we don’t know everything about the natural world.