Number Of The Day: 160

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Barbados is known as "the land of the flying fish".  The flying fish is one of the national symbols of the country.

Flying fish can make powerful, self-propelled leaps out of the water.  Their long wing-like fins enable the fish to glid considerable distances above the water's surface.  The typical flight of a flying fish is about 160 feet

Check out this video of a flying fish!

Cadets that don’t have an opportunity to see a flying fish performing its ballet in the ocean, may choose to see one on their dinner plate.  The National Dish of Barbados is Cou Cou and Flying Fish.

bowl with fish in brown sauce