Friday, January 17, 2014

Amazing African Tigerfish behaviour captured by young Namibian Fisheries Scientist

Tigerfish capturing a swallow in full flight

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Young Namibian fisheries scientist Francois Jacobs originally from Otjiwarongo currently busy with his post graduate studies at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa  captured the attention  of  the world with  a video clearly showing a swallow in full flight being captured by a Tigerfish.

This bizarre behavior of the African tigerfish was speculated  for decades, but had never been confirmed. It took extreme dedication and patience by Francois and his fellow researchers to capture the video. They reported  about 20 successful attacks on swallows by tigerfish every day they spent on the lake located in Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa.

Job well done...!!! 
Congratulations from the Directorate of Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Namibia 

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