It’s raining anchovies in San Francisco


Fish are falling from the sky in parts of San Francisco, and a boom in coastal anchovy populations is to blame. 

It’s seagulls, dropping anchovies from their stuffed mouths. It’s never been so good to be a hungry sky rat, apparently:

Local fishers and researchers are blaming seabirds that, because of an explosion in the anchovy population off the coast of the Bay Area, now have more fish than they know what to do with. 

My favourite detail in this story, by far, is the reasonable assumption made by a San Francisco resident as to the origin of the falling fish:

[A] third person said they assumed “a band of roving kids were doing a Tik Tok sardine-throwing challenge on a roof somewhere” after seeing several fish fall onto an Outer Richmond sidewalk.

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