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
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”.
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.
LOL - it would be fun to see the pictures when it warms up and the cats mob the scene.
With a chain saw, you could fill your freezer with frozen fish. I love global warming.
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.
Say, can I borrow your hibachi for a few days?
Anybody have any idea how that's possible?
No gots hibachi. Got wok....................
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.....................
AlGore Must Have Been In The Vicinity?
The kid looks exactly like my grandson when presented with food he hasn’t tried before.
The kid looks exactly like my grandson when presented with food he HAS tried before!................and didn’t like it the FIRST TIME!..................
Looks to me like dead fish that washed up and then froze. Some are on their back.
His prayer has been answered!..................
They're just pining for the fjords.......
“Thawed it out six months later and it was alive!..............”
I might be moved enough to turn that one loose.
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!........
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.
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.
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.
So sad :(
Thawed it out six months later and it was alive!..............
I might be moved enough to turn that one loose.
My uncle’s point point was - never give up, no matter how bad things look.
Some fish can actually revive after being frozen. I don’t think it’s dependable, but it can happen.
I think the secret is that the fish is well insulated enough that the inner core does not freeze.
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.
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