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BL/sbody lengths per second
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In comparison with the mite, a cheetah can attain about 16 body lengths per second.
But a cheetah wasn't the previous record holder in this category: That honor went to the Australian tiger beetle, which can cover 171 body lengths per second.
Some fish can swim up to 10 body lengths per second.
For example: A biologist would describe a jellyfish's swimming speed as 5 body lengths per second.
Using a high speed video microscope mounted on an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle), researchers have found that copepods can swim at speeds of 500 body lengths per second.
Copepods can shoot away from danger at about 500 body lengths per second-far faster, relatively, than a cheetah, which runs about 20 to 30 body lengths per second.