Sri Lanka’s Amazing Archers

Sri Lanka’s Amazing Archers

Watch this video to see how the archer fish has developed an extraordinary way of getting a bite to eat.


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The mangrove swamps of Sri Lanka provide “vital nurseries for young fish. One mangrove specialist, the archer fish, has developed an extraordinary way of getting a bite to eat.” Watch this video, from the Nat Geo WILD series “Destination Wild,” to see Sri Lanka’s amazing archers in action. Check out the other tabs to learn more about them and the mangrove ecosystems in which they’re found.

Fast Fact

  • There are only seven species of archer fish in the world.
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Chandana Jasti, National Geographic Society
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Last Updated

July 11, 2023

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