“Brinicles”, the terrifying icy finger of death

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A brinicle is formed when brine (extremely salty water, denser and colder than the sea water around it) sinks from the ice above to the ocean floor, creating a frozen hollow “sheath” in the process. After hitting the seabed, it forms a frozen “river”, killing everything in its path. Run little starfishes, run! Via geekologie.com and geekosystem.com

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