Check Out These Amazing Waterspouts Spotted In China

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In Chinese culture, waterspouts are called dragon sucking water and its pretty easy to see how they got such a cool name. This incredible footage from China shows some waterspouts in all their glory.

Three local residents filmed the numerous waterspouts on their phones just off the coast of Dalian, a city found in the Liaoning Province of northeast China. The footage was shownonChina Central Television. To give you a sense of scale, these waterspouts were several kilometers out at sea.

Waterspouts are essentially a tornado that occurs over a warm body of water. In the past, its been reported that theycan cause raining fishbywhipping fish, frogs and even turtles out of the water.

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