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Flying sealife is now a thing in China and you won’t believe it

By Charlie-Michael Pope | 20th June 2018

Flying Sealife

Sharnado was always a dumb Hollywood Movie plot, so farfetched and miles away from being real right? Well, China might have something to say about that!

This past week in China has been violent storms caused sea creatures to rain down from the skies. Named ‘seafood rain’


Plenty of images have surfaced (Pun Intended) images were taken in the coastal city of Qingdao which is located in eastern China’s,  Shandong Province. A huge storm swept through the city, sucking up countless animals as it tears through China, dropping all of the creatures back down into the city.

Seafood rain

The pictures are wild, to say the least, from flying octopuses to starfish, as well as shellfish, they must have been lost out of their minds, to say the least. The cast of SpongeBob making their Chinese debut.

The ‘Seafood Rain’ storm is believed to have caused waterspouts in the Yellow Sea, which is the main reason for how sea creatures such as shrimp, octopus, starfish, and mollusks could have been carried out of the ocean and into the city streets.

Seafood rain

So how does all this happen? When violent winds form tornadoes over water, the storms will begin to suck up fish and other animals into the air, acting like a vacuum. As the storms travel inland and eventually slow down, the animals and sea life are then released being thrown down to the ground.

Seafood rain

According to the Qingdao Meteorological Administration, the violent weather was recorded in the late afternoon of June 13, including hurricane-force winds blowing at a shocking 34.8 m/s – registering a 12 on the Beaufort scale.

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