A weird undersea "icicle of death" has been captured by a BBC crew.
|Weird undersea "icicle of death" has been captured by a BBC crew in Antarctic|
With time-lapse cameras, BBC crew recorded salt water being excluded from the sea ice and sinking.
The temperature of this sinking salt water, which was well below freezing point, caused the water to solidify in an icy cover around it.
Where the so-called "brinicle" touched the sea bed, a web of ice formed that froze everything it touched, including sea scamp and starfish.
The unusual phenomenon was filmed for the first time by cameramen Hugh Miller and Doug Anderson for the BBC One series Frozen Planet.
Watch the video below:
Read in detail ……. BBC Nature