Skip to comments.It got so cold so quickly in this Norwegian bay that it froze a bunch of fish swimming in it
Posted on 01/17/2014 6:27:39 AM PST by Red Badger
The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation(NRK) has put up some striking photos of water off the coast of Lovund, a small island off of Norway. Though it was only -7.8°C (18 °F), a sharp eastern wind was enough to freeze a large quantity of fish in place.
The translation tools used to understand NRKs article dont exactly remove all language barriers, but it seems that Aril Slotte of Havforskningsinstituttet, a marine research institute, believes that the fish might have been chased by a predator, and thats why there were so many grouped together that closely.
Ingolf Kristiansen, who happened upon the scene, said that because the ice was still frozen, no birds were enjoying an easy lunch.
This is not the first instance of an animal being caught frozen in a Norweigian body of water. Last week, Inger Sjøberg, came across a moose stuck and frozen in Kosmo Lake. Poor guy. The NRK reports that it is the fourth most common cause of death for moose (also known as European elk) after hunting, traffic, and bears.
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I think I would be out there collecting bait for early spring fishing.
That’s going to be smelly when it thaws.
Reminds of that old song, Baby its cold outside. Aint this global warming great.
There are fossilized formations of fish that look just like this, found in stone. Caught in place, encased in stone. It took millions of years for them to get caught like this, one fish at a time. In formation. All swimming in the same direction. Millions.
Back in Minnesota I lived by Bassett creek and saw this happen with minnows one winter. I was a kid and thought I could thaw them out in the sink kinda like Frankenfish.
It did not work......
The irony about that caribou.. and how global warming was such a threat to its species...
It only works with catfish.
My mother-in-law froze a fresh caught live catfish in her chest type deep freezer. Thawed it out six months later and it was alive!..............
Ummm we might of been neighbors.. I grew up in that area too. By the Jr High..
I broke my arm on suicide hill at the park by the creek.
Seriously? that’s crazy, and crazy scary lol.
Thats going to be smelly when it thaws.
Apparently some fish can hibernate....................
Doesn’t surprise me with catfish
That happens a lot with flash frozen lobsters as well, people put them in the sink to thaw and they start moving around.
I foresee a sudden decrease in the price of cat food.
..you can do that sort of thing with the common house fly
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