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Plagued by predators in the sea, these fish are moving onto land

Some blenny fish spend nearly their entire lives out of the water
a blenny fish

flickr user Sylke Rohrlach

Blennies hide for good reason—they're much more likely to be eaten in water than on land.

On the remote Pacific island of Rarotonga, some fish are fleeing to land.

Scientists have long suspected that blenny fish leapt out of water to escape the many sea creatures that seek to eat them, but the blennies' true motivations remained a mystery. Now, in a study published this week in The

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