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Mar 17 2012

The icy finger of death!

In the video below the fold from the new nature special Frozen Planet, time lasped photography captures a deadly growing brinacle. What is a brinacle you ask? When sea water freeze on the surface it forces salt out as a briny fluid. The brine is heavier than the underlying sea water, it percolates down through cracks in the growing floes and creates a sort of stalactite that reaches to the bottom and flows like a creek, freezing everything in its path. It’s fascinating and a little creepy.

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    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Video not available inmy area. (Australia btw.) Hate it when that happens. Internet is supposed to global for all dangnabbit.

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    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Soudns like a greta clip too. Very exasperating.

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    Stephen "DarkSyde" Andrew

    They can do that by region? Mother Fuckers. You’d think some enterprising Chinese company would set up a proxy or something for our mtes down under.

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    Blueaussi

    I think you can watch it on the BBC, which is who made the series.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/15835017

    And you can hear it narrated by Sir David Attenborough, as is right and proper. Scummy bastards at Discovery strip off Sir David Attenborough…Sir David Attenborough!…to put in some puffed up American butt warbler.

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    *grumble, grumble, grumble*

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