In 2008, a Japanese television crew filmed a flying fish off the coast of Yakushima Island, Japan. The creature spent 45 seconds in flight. Flying fish can use updrafts at the leading edge of waves to cover distances of at least 400 m (1,300 ft). and can travel 43 miles per hour.
Flying fish can be found in almost all oceans of the world, especially in the tropical and sub-tropical waters of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.