Why do fish swim together? A group of fish swimming together is called a "school."
What would be some good reasons to swim together?
- To escape a predator. You just need to swim faster than the fish next to you. Plus, you have lots of buddies who are all watching out for a predator.
- To find food more easily. Lots of eyes are looking for food and you can follow the leader.
- To find a mate.
- To swim more easily. Some scientists believe that schools of fish help the water flow making it easier to swim.
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