Dave here. Did you ever hear or see a news story that sent your mind into overdrive with strange thoughts? Last weeks news story about the Cincinnati Zoo’s record setting cheetah named Sarah, who ran 100 meters in just 6.13 seconds, was one of those stories that got me to thinking. What is the fastest fish? What is the slowest fish? Why do I think about these things?
Well the first two are relatively easy to answer. The fastest recorded fish speed is that of the Cosmopolitan Sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus , who has been recorded at an amazing 68 mph. The slowest fish is the dwarf sea horse ,Hippocampus zosterae, who reaches a blazing speed of .001 mph. Sarah the Cheetah reached 70 miles per hour on her record breaking 100 meter run (who knew there were records for these things?) it would take the dwarf seahorse 62 hours to cover the 100 meters.
As for the third question, I still have no idea; maybe someday I will be a contestant on Jeopardy.
Until Next Time,