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.