Skip to comments.'Brinicle' ice finger of death filmed in Antarctic
Posted on 11/24/2011 5:54:30 AM PST by Renfield
A bizarre underwater "icicle of death" has been filmed by a BBC crew.
With time lapse cameras, specialists recorded salt water being excluded from the sea ice and sinking.
The temperature of this sinking brine, which was well below 0C, caused the water to freeze in an icy sheath around it.
Where the so-called "brinicle" met the sea bed, a web of ice formed that froze everything it touched, including sea urchins and starfish....
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Hugh had little room to position himself and the cameras under the ice
Obviously caused by man made global warming. When we learne that when we makes things warm it makes things cold and this makes things hot which makes things yada! yada! yada!and a new tax is the only way to save humanity!!!
Just ... WOW !
Wow. Interesting. The commentator sounds like that British commentator who did the nature series on PBS years ago. Don’t remember his name or the name of the series.
Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the bear encases you in a deadly tomb of hypercooled sea water.
Is that complete clip recorded under the ice? Some of it looks like CGI to me, especially where all the starfish are running around.
“Dont remember his name or the name of the series.”
David Attenborough (sp?) The series was called ‘Nature’, IIRC
Great site, i enjoyed the Belugas getting body scrub
Makes me wanna go defrost some lobster tails.
Its a time lapse film about 5-6 hours compressed into that video, so maybe that’s why it seems strange to you?
Wow. I’ve never seen anything like that. The wonders of God’s creation are truly amazing.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
It’s time lapse; 5 hours sped up into a couple of minutes.
Amazing what we are still discovering about our planet!!!
Whenever I have seen starfish, they are moving so slowly that they appear immobile. Yet there they are in that film, running around so fast that they need numbers painted on their backs.
I saw the headline and it brought back cheek-clenching nightmares of my first Army physical.
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