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Brinicle, underwater icicle of death

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:46 pm
by arango
The BBC Frozen Planet series :arrow: filmed an incredible brinicle on the ocean floor that freezes everything in its path including urchins and starfish. This video is very amazing.

The icy phenomenon is caused by cold, sinking brine, which is more dense than the rest of the sea water. If forms a brinicle as it contacts wamer water below the surface...