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It got so cold so quickly in this Norwegian bay that it froze a bunch of fish swimming in it
Yahooooooooo! ^ | January 14, 2014 6:25 PM | By Will Lerner

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 NRK’s article don’t 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 that’s 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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TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weather
KEYWORDS: animals; fish; moose; outdoors; weather
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1 posted on 01/17/2014 6:27:39 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

I think I would be out there collecting bait for early spring fishing.


2 posted on 01/17/2014 6:32:57 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Red Badger

That’s going to be smelly when it thaws.


3 posted on 01/17/2014 6:33:19 AM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: Red Badger

Reminds of that old song, Baby its cold outside. Aint this global warming great.


4 posted on 01/17/2014 6:34:32 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Red Badger

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.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 6:34:39 AM PST by lurk
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To: Red Badger
Darn Globull Warming.
6 posted on 01/17/2014 6:34:51 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Red Badger

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......


7 posted on 01/17/2014 6:35:11 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: Red Badger

The irony about that caribou.. and how global warming was such a threat to its species...


8 posted on 01/17/2014 6:36:17 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: minnesota_bound

It only works with catfish.

True story:

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!..............


9 posted on 01/17/2014 6:37:54 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: minnesota_bound

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.


10 posted on 01/17/2014 6:40:30 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Red Badger

Seriously? that’s crazy, and crazy scary lol.


11 posted on 01/17/2014 6:41:34 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Tax-chick

That’s going to be smelly when it thaws.

LUTEFISK!................

12 posted on 01/17/2014 6:41:34 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Bulwyf

Apparently some fish can hibernate....................


13 posted on 01/17/2014 6:42:51 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

Doesn’t surprise me with catfish


14 posted on 01/17/2014 6:43:40 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: Red Badger

Whoa!


15 posted on 01/17/2014 6:47:36 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Red Badger

Augh!
Zombie fish!


16 posted on 01/17/2014 6:47:37 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Red Badger

That happens a lot with flash frozen lobsters as well, people put them in the sink to thaw and they start moving around.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 6:48:00 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Tax-chick

I foresee a sudden decrease in the price of cat food.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 6:49:21 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bamtha a: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Red Badger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MFJ7ie_yGU


19 posted on 01/17/2014 6:49:23 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: minnesota_bound

..you can do that sort of thing with the common house fly


20 posted on 01/17/2014 6:49:48 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Red Badger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_-XMZjWGF4


21 posted on 01/17/2014 6:51:40 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Red Badger

Apparently some fish can hibernate....................Yes and crabs can grow back missing limbs, just think, in about a hundred years or so how much can be learned and applied to humans via genetic exploration. Who knows, humans can all become “A Race of Atomic Supermen”.


22 posted on 01/17/2014 6:53:41 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: Red Badger

I was a commercial fisherman out of Eureka, Ca in the early 70’s (1970’s) and the salmon we caught would be gutted and put in the hold and packed with crushed ice for a week or two until we filled the hold and headed to harbor. When we unloaded the catch there was always a fish or two that still had enough fight to make you lose your grip on them! Nerves I guess.


23 posted on 01/17/2014 6:57:42 AM PST by spudville
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To: Navy Patriot



24 posted on 01/17/2014 7:01:19 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: reg45

LOL - it would be fun to see the pictures when it warms up and the cats mob the scene.


25 posted on 01/17/2014 7:06:00 AM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: Red Badger

With a chain saw, you could fill your freezer with frozen fish. I love global warming.


26 posted on 01/17/2014 7:06:01 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Red Badger

A few years ago, as I sat in my apartment, I literally felt a cold front go through. It was comfy warm then I heard a roar of wind and within seconds, everything felt much colder. Sort of like those Coors Light commercials with the train but without the snow. Very intense feeling.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 7:47:16 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: Red Badger

Say, can I borrow your hibachi for a few days?


28 posted on 01/17/2014 8:07:04 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: Red Badger
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!

Anybody have any idea how that's possible?

29 posted on 01/17/2014 8:09:15 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

No gots hibachi. Got wok....................


30 posted on 01/17/2014 8:19:07 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: PapaNew

It had to be some sort of genetic protection. After the many Ice Ages the planet has been thru over the millenia, the fish must have had some sort of antifreeze built in or there would be no fish in the northern hemisphere.....................


31 posted on 01/17/2014 8:21:36 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
KAHN! It's cold down here!
32 posted on 01/17/2014 8:33:18 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Triple

AlGore Must Have Been In The Vicinity?


33 posted on 01/17/2014 8:34:00 AM PST by bandleader
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To: Red Badger

The kid looks exactly like my grandson when presented with food he hasn’t tried before.


34 posted on 01/17/2014 8:46:50 AM PST by Little Bill
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To: Little Bill

The kid looks exactly like my grandson when presented with food he HAS tried before!................and didn’t like it the FIRST TIME!..................


35 posted on 01/17/2014 8:48:23 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: MeshugeMikey

ROFLMAO!!..................


36 posted on 01/17/2014 8:48:54 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

Looks to me like dead fish that washed up and then froze. Some are on their back.


37 posted on 01/17/2014 8:50:04 AM PST by gopheraj
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To: Tax-chick

His prayer has been answered!..................

38 posted on 01/17/2014 8:50:39 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: gopheraj
Looks to me like dead fish that washed up and then froze. Some are on their back.

They're just pining for the fjords.......

39 posted on 01/17/2014 8:51:56 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: reg45

and sushi!..............


40 posted on 01/17/2014 8:52:31 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

“Thawed it out six months later and it was alive!..............”

I might be moved enough to turn that one loose.


41 posted on 01/17/2014 8:53:32 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

I don’t remember exactly what she did with the fish. The pond was only a couple of hundred feet away from the house, so she might have turned it loose!........


42 posted on 01/17/2014 8:55:30 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: PapaNew
Anybody have any idea how that's possible?

I would guess that the size of the fish has much to do with it, so that both the freezing and the thawing can happen in a short enough time to be effectively "all at once". That way some parts of the fish don't start to decay while the rest is still frozen.

43 posted on 01/17/2014 9:03:33 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

Come to think of it... It’s possible that the water in some part of the bay could become “supercooled”. If it were very still, it could drop in temperature well below the actual freezing point. Then all it would take is for the disturbance of the school of fish swirling through, and —snap— the supercooled water would solidify almost instantly.


44 posted on 01/17/2014 9:07:59 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Red Badger
I have a rule when I am cooking, I brat watch a couple of days a week. You can only dislike something once after that you have to lick the plate.

In my case my dear daughter in law is Irish and a real sweet kid, but the Irish cannot cook or make mashed potatoes or not burn meat or read a cook book. (My mother was Irish)

So I am training my grand kids to eat Utah Mountain food as prepared by my Grannie.

45 posted on 01/17/2014 9:15:51 AM PST by Little Bill
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To: ScottinVA

So sad :(


46 posted on 01/17/2014 9:18:19 AM PST by angcat
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To: PLMerite; Red Badger

“Thawed it out six months later and it was alive!..............”

I might be moved enough to turn that one loose.


We used to get about 100 live crabs for a big family reunion cookout every summer. My uncle had a HUGE burlap sack and as a ritual would put them all in there and we would carry them to the beach to be cooked. Right before cooking, he would open the bag slightly and the first two crabs that got out, got to go free and scooted into the gulf. The rest got cooked.

My uncle’s point point was - never give up, no matter how bad things look.


47 posted on 01/17/2014 9:23:37 AM PST by freedomlover
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To: minnesota_bound

Some fish can actually revive after being frozen. I don’t think it’s dependable, but it can happen.


48 posted on 01/17/2014 9:44:29 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: PapaNew

I think the secret is that the fish is well insulated enough that the inner core does not freeze.


49 posted on 01/17/2014 10:00:08 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: cableguymn

I lived on Vale Crest road by Kentley. I went to Robbinsdale senior high and Sandburg jr high.

We had a hill on the other side of the creek we called Johnson’s hill that was steep. Our goal was to slide down then shoot across the frozen creek.... wheee!

There was another hill 3 doors away that was call Johnston’s hill and it was popular until the neighbor next door put up a fence. Mean ol neighbor.


50 posted on 01/17/2014 10:11:29 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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