In honour of Leap Day

Please enjoy this anthology of leaping marine animals.  The opportunity for this post only comes up once every four years, so it’s no wonder they’re celebrating!

Mobula sp. – devil ray

Sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus

Flying squid, Todarodes pacificus

Yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares

Sailfish, Istiophorus sp.

Manta ray, Manta sp. (Most “manta jumps” on google are actually Mobulas, but this one’s for real)

White shark, Carcharodon carcharias

Emperor or King penguin, Aptenodytes sp.

Mahi mahi, Coryphaena hippurus

Commerson’s dolphin, Cephalorhynchus commersonii

Wahoo, Acanthocybium solandri

Tarpon, Megalops atlanticus

Minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata

And of course, what anthology of jumping marine critters would be complete without the famous leaping giant isopods (Bathynomus giganteus) of Upper Djiboutistan:

"Sea you in 4 years, deeplings!"

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