It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a flying shark!
There are hundreds of shark species in the world’s oceans, but only a few can fly.
These flying sharks can swim in powerful bursts to launch themselves out of the water – sometimes to incredible heights.
The most acrobatic flying shark is the shortfin mako. Its ability to leap up to 30 feet is partly why it’s considered one of the world’s most challenging fish to catch.
This infographic from zoologydegreeonline.com shows just how high the four flying shark species can jump.