Stunning Lake Michigan video reveals surprising fish formation

November 27, 2013|By Jim Walsh, @jxwalsh | RedEye

Lake Michigan or some sort of exotic underwater locale?

This video from Shedd Aquarium Great Lakes researchers Solomon David and Phil Willink will make you wonder. Posted to YouTube four days ago, the 2-minute video takes you under the waters of the lake just outside one of the city’s harbors to reveal a school of fish called American gizzard shad dancing beneath the waves.

“Just another example of some of the cool fishes hanging out right outside the office (in Chicago)!” reads David’s post. The video was shot with a GoPro camera.

In a nod to SyFy’s campy summer flick “Sharknado”—about the mayhem that results when a rare West Coast hurricane hurls a multitude of sharks upon an unsuspecting Los Angeles – the post is titled “shad-nado.” According to David’s post, it’s” the inevitable sequel to cat[fish]-nado, released earlier this year.”

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