Friday, March 30, 2018

Falling Fish For Freaky Friday...!

If you look it up, you might be surprised at just how often there is a fish-rain around the world. It can happen in desert areas, or in the middle of highly populated cities. The cause is not always known, but is well documented over the years.

Lajamanu, Australia

Photo credit: The Telegraph

On the edge of the Tanami Desert, 550 kilometers (340 mi) away from the nearest “big” town of Katherine, sits the small town of Lajamanu, Northern Territory. It is not really a fishing destination.

Lajamanu has been the recipient of falling sky-fish at least three times in modern history—in 1974, 2004, and 2010. The fish that fell were small and alive—tough little creatures that must have been in the air for hundreds of hours. The closest significant bodies of water to Lajamanu are Lake Argyle and Lake Elliot, which are both a long distance away. Even the nearest river is over 480 kilometers (300 mi) away.

The locals were quite pleased with the falling spangled perch. They went “fishing” by picking up the perch from the local football oval.

As expected, I got this article from Listverse, where you can find more stories of falling fish. Interesting topic, don't you think?

Coffee inside this morning. Rain may be coming back.


Rob said...

There sure is a lot we don't know!

Mamahen said...

Amazing that they were alive.

linda m said...

It always amazes me when I hear of this. Sort of like the "flying fish" on the Illinois River. But then we all know about how and why they do that . Have a great weekend. Happy Easter.

Momlady said...

Wonder what causes it? Maybe a water spout?

HermitJim said...

Hey Rob...
There sure is, my friend.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Mamahen...
Yeah, that is a wonder, for sure.
Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Linda...
The world is sure full of surprising things...many of them are wondrous to behold.
Thanks for dropping in this morning!

Hey Momlady...
That has been a favorite guess of many folks. No one knows for sure!
Thanks for stopping over this morning!