WTF is a Brinicle?

Here’s the YouTube description for the video you are about to watch (and you have to watch it…it’s short and extremely cool!).

New video has been released that shows the formation of a brinicle on the ocean floor. Essentially an underwater icicle, the brinicle, or “finger of death,” freezes everything in its path.

Hugh Miller and Doug Anderson filmed the stunning time-lapse clip… which is … the first of its kind. Shot for the BBC’s Frozen Planet, the clip was recorded using a special time-lapse camera that caught the brinicle’s entire formation process.

What’s really going on here is the freezing of warmer waters as sub-zero brine slowly sinks to the ocean floor.


If you are a starfish lover, look away now!

Otherwise, proceed and enjoy! ☻


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