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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:37 am
Ken Jones


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Flying Fish Attacked Skipper And Son On Boat

San Diego, Aug. 8.—Flying fish by thousands attacked Captain Selley and son of the lobster launch Audrey, just off the Coronado Islands, Saturday, according to reports brought here yesterday. As a result, Captain Selley is suffering a badly bruised head and his son is nursing numerous sore spots and cuts and bruises.
The men were engaged in pulling in their lobster nets at night, when the school of winged fish arose like a cloud from the water. They were attracted by a bright light aboard the launch and the occupants of the boat were completely enveloped by the strange denizens of the deep.
—Santa Ana Register, August 8, 1911

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:41 am
Ken Jones


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I remember going out on a Catalina boat to see the flying fish many years ago. They used a big spotlight that was aimed toward the shore and you would see the flying fish soar quite a distance. And, if I remember correctly, a few landed in our boat. Not sure if they hit anyone.
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