Lethal Underwater Briny Icicle
November 23, 2011 Leave a comment
BBC has some phenomenal footage of an icicle forming from salty water in the Antarctic. It crawls down into the water (because the density of the saltwater makes it sink) and freezes everything around it, including the poor animals underneath.
That video was not posted by the BBC so hopefully it doesn’t get taken down too soon. Here’s the camera set-up they used:
You should check out their article for the description of the brinicle. Very cool stuff. It feels like nature is just always up to random amazing things without us ever realizing it.