RUUUUUNNNNNN!!!!! It’s a Brincicle!!!!!!!!

By Jared Goldenberg 10 years ago1 Comment


AMAZING VIDEO !!!! Brinicle ICE FINGER OF DEATH filmed in Antarctic BBC NATURE “In winter, the air temperature above the sea ice can be below -20C, whereas the sea water is only about -1.9C. Heat flows from the warmer sea up to the very cold air, forming new ice from the bottom.

Until today I had no knowledge of this phenomenon but I felt overly compelled to share this video with you all.  It also helps that David Attenborough narrates the whole thing (On a side note I have no idea why “Planet Earth” was narrated by Oprah or Sigourney Weaver here in the U.S. when they already had David Attenborough).  He could narrate a video of people taking the SATs and I would be thoroughly fascinated by it.  If you can’t tell it’s a time lapse, those starfish don’t really move that fast but it does add a little comedy while D.A. drops some science on you.  Only he could make watching the mass die off of animals a soothing experience.

  Eye Candy, Fish, Invertebrates, Science

 Jared Goldenberg

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Jared currently owns and operates Fluid Dynamics International, an ultra high end aquarium design firm based in NY.

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