A bizarre underwater "icicle of death" has been filmed by a BBC crew.

ice of death

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.

The unusual phenomenon was filmed for the first time by cameramen Hugh Miller and Doug Anderson for the BBC One series Frozen Planet.

  • Paul
  • November 28, 2011, 10:36 am
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    that's some day after tomorrow shit right there.

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    • Ertrov
    • December 2, 2011, 5:32 pm
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