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Mysterious waterspouts filmed off New South Wales coast

Incredible footage has been captured showing mysterious waterspouts.

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Locals are calling them water tornados, but they aren’t as threatening as they appear. Source: 1 NEWS

While they look ominous, they're not as threatening as they appear.

Locals are calling them "water tornadoes", caused by cool air travelling over warm water.

The spectacle was captured in New South Wales off the coast of Taree yesterday.