Fish [Black] Fry Day Video: “FIsh-nados” Lurk Off Chicago Shoreline

With apologies to the Syfy network and its outstanding ability to combine species into preposterous science fiction specials, we’re showcasing these videos our post doc, Solomon David, recently took with colleagues from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. It’s an embarrassment of fishy riches for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Lurking in the waters of a Chicago harbor, Solomon plunked a GoPro camera into the water and caught a cornucopia of silver-sided gizzard shad schooling along the shoreline.

That video caught the eye of the Chicago Sun Times. Equally cool is the video below of a male bullhead guarding a dark vortex of his progeny in this “[cat]fish-nado” below. Both videos show that there’s a lot going on under the surface of Chicago’s waterways. We won’t get too alarmed until someone puts a “carp-nado” on YouTube!