Wednesday, November 23, 2011

BBC Nature - 'Brinicle' ice finger of death filmed in Antarctic

A bizarre underwater "icicle of death" has been filmed by a BBC crew.
With timelapse 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.

BBC Nature - 'Brinicle' ice finger of death filmed in Antarctic

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