‘Brinicle’ ice finger of death in Antarctic – Video

‘Brinicle’ ice finger of death in Antarctic – Video

A web of ice that freezes everything it touches, including sea urchins and starfish.

“With timelapse cameras, specialists recorded salt water being excluded from the sea ice and sinking,” says this BBC article.



 

Note:  The BBC has blocked the showing of this video.
However, you can still view it here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/15835017

“The temperature of this sinking brine, which was well below 0C, caused the water to freeze in an icy sheath around it.

“Where the so-called “brinicle” met the sea bed, a web of ice formed that froze everything it touched, including sea urchins and starfish.”

Have you ever noticed how much better nature seems to fare under warm conditions than freezing? Makes you wonder why we’re so fanatically hell-bent against “global warming.”

See entire article:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/15835017

Thanks to Gordon Broussard for this link

 

 


15 thoughts on “‘Brinicle’ ice finger of death in Antarctic – Video

  1. Nice – my kind of icicle. I hope that icicle comes North to Charleston harbor and freezes up the harbor. I’ll celebrate that with a Bierbitzch the day that happens.

  2. oh no!!! there’s bits of super salty sea…how will they spin that to be OUR fault????
    after all everything else that goes wrong planetwise is all our fault…right??

  3. I have never seen or heard of a sea creature dying from ‘acidification’ in nature, but we now have video of them being killed by cold. It’s time to toss out the acidification myth and stamp out the alarmists lies about a warming planet.

    Enough is enough.

  4. It never ceases to amaze me this little old world of ours, such a thing of beauty and yet, so deadly to some and, so quickly too. The world is made up of such deep and mysterious, beautiful complexities. How then, can man repeat himself so frequently and so badly to be so destructive, greed, impartiality, selfishness, insensitivity, ignorance, hate?…maybe too strong a word but deffinately in there. How can we see something so beautiful and simple yet, so complex too and not believe a higher ‘inteligence’ or even ‘God’ was’nt involved and didn’t even know what they were doing?.
    I wonder. Is’nt there a ‘control’ in that ‘brinicle?’, an instance of life or death and yet, also, a bigger picture?, like the ripple on the surface of the water that travelled outwards and set in motion a whole lot of other things?.
    I have never seen anything like that video, as i get older, my thinking grows deeper and, i realise that, in this life i still have a long, long way to go. Thank you for increasing my knowledge, i apreciate it.
    GrannyG (Val).

  5. Yep, everything that happens in nature is a total natural cycle. Always has been for billions of years, is now, and always will be a natural cycle. THE IDEA THAT MAN IS CAUSING ANY OF THESE EVENTS IS AN OUTRAGEOUS LIE AND ROT GUT BS !! Don’t forget, we have ZERO, ZILCH and NADA influence on ANY of these cycles. And this will always be the case. When you see or read any of that “man blame” or “human blame” non-sense anywhere in the paper, school, media or elsewhere, then shut’em off or throw the paper in the trash. I don’t even look in the direction of those stupid papers. They are not worth getting a headache or raising my blood pressure over.

  6. Video “Blocked” by the BBC. Typical of the BBC, and other State Media … when they realize something doesn’t mesh with their Agenda, they block us from seeing it.

    If they had thought we were blaming this on “Global Warming” they would have been sending each of us a Free DVD of the program in the mail! LoL

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