Tuesday 21 November 2017

VIDEO: Giant flying fish attack university rowing team

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A university rowing team came under attack in St Louis, by giant flying fish.

A video making the waves on social media shows the rowing team practising when giant Asian carp shot out of the water.

The underwater army of fish can be seen frantically jumping in the water surrounding them.

It's believed that the frightening action taken by the carp was unintentional as a result of the fish getting spooked at the motion of the students rowing.

The group was forced to stop rowing until the frenzy ended.

The viral footage couldn't actually come at a better time for the student rowers who said they hoped to raise funds from the video to pay for their trip to the National Rowing Championships in Florida next month.

Asian carp are known for being highly invasive and have taken over many rivers and lakes in the US.

In the past, a number of boaters have been severely injured by the fish, which are able to jump 8-10 feet into the air.

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