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What Is A Deadly Underwater Icicle? How Does It Occur?

What Is An Underwater Icicle?

The type of ice fringe that occurs underwater is called” brinicle “or, in other words,” finger of death”. Translated into Turkish as “underwater icicle” and “finger of death”, this interesting natural event is formed as a result of a very cold saltwater stream reaching the ocean. Extreme cold, dense and salty water collapses deep into the ocean, freezing the water that is less salty around it. As a result, a tubular salt water channel is formed from ice around excessive salt water. As the Icicle reaches the ocean bottom, it continues to freeze the water around it and freezes and kills creatures that live on the ocean bottom, such as starfish and sea urchins.

Underwater icicles are referred to as “Finger of death”, because they freeze everything they touch alive or lifeless underwater. These images, taken in Antarctica, are prepared using a special time-jumping and acceleration technique and are completely real images.

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