Sometimes referred to as “popeye” mullet or often as “jumpin'”mullet for its multiple high leaps from the water, the Striped Mullet is thought to display several different jumping styles that reflect different purposes. It is said that one type of jump is performed to supplement oxygen to the gills. Another technique is for ridding themselves of parasites. Then there are jumps for evading predators and other jumps for preying on on other small species. It is far beyond my expertise to describe each type of jump and its purpose, but it is always a joyful thing to watch.