Bird Wrasse

Guardian: Barbara Widmer

Gomphosus varius

The flapping of the bird wrasse is like that of a hummingbird, creating thrust in both its up and down strokes, circling them in the water as if drawing infinity with its fins.

It is so efficient, a bird wrasse can move ten body lengths per second and use so little energy that it never needs to rest, it can go on and on and on and if the ultra-subatomic force field that unites our universe was the ocean, this wrasse could go to infinity … and beyond.