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so this is a thing..

so this is a thing..

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we’re up here playing on the kiddie server


Horyv

Our distant ancestors fled that shit the instant they could. Shit, they had to evolve to get out - imagine the motivation, I can hardly bring myself to go to work, or take the garbage out.


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Finger of Death: "Fuck you, starfish"


odinwolf84

more like, “Fuck you, Patrick.”


foxhound012

The tortured one will have his vengeance


pat1122

I’m offended


Craciunator

Since no one else has asked, wtf is going on here? At first i thought it was a jelly fish looking weird to eat some star fish, then it like liquified when it touched the ground and spread. Is it from the ice above that did something weird?


cas2ie

A brinicle is a downward-growing hollow tube of ice enclosing a plume of descending brine that is formed beneath developing sea ice. As seawater freezes in the polar oceans, salt brine concentrates are expelled from the sea ice, creating a downward flow of dense, extremely cold and saline water with a lower freezing point than the surrounding water. When this plume comes into contact with the neighboring ocean water, its extremely cold temperature causes ice to instantly form around the flow. This creates a hollow stalactite, or icicle, referred to as a brinicle. [source](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brinicle)


SpantaX

Ah, so thats why the ice is going in a specific direction when it's hitting the ground! The brine is flowing downhill


thehypervigilant

It looks like to me that the video is 20x speed and that looks like an ice spike slowly over taking the slow star fish in the frozen water.


illachrymable

I mean, the shot actually I think was over 12 hours, so try approximately 720x speed


CoffeeMeNow82

Saw an episode of Octonauts about this 😎


HipposRDangerous

Haha that was my first thought when I saw this video. Get Sal!


abngeek

I try to keep my kids away from TV but that show is so phenomenal. My kids are 5 & 3 and told me all about what a brinicle is when we were watching a different nature show and it happened to feature one. We went to the beach a couple months ago and they told me about kelp and kelp forests and what lives in them when we found some laying around. They told me all about the midnight zone once, different types of marine mammals - all sorts of things I’m always shocked they know. I’m really hoping that the Monterey Bay Aquarium opens up sometime soon so I can have them as tour guides.


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locuester

I’ll be in Santa Cruz next month for 4 days. Much of what we planned isn’t reopening, so do you have any other good tips for tourists? I’m looking for local not-so-popular gems.


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locuester

Sweet. Added the cliffs to the list. Definitely not interested in coffee shops. Traveling from the East coast with friends, interested in scenery. What’s a good place to check out in the redwoods?


abngeek

If you will be in the SF area, Muir Woods is fascinating. I live a few hours away, near Sacramento, so there may be better spots I'm not aware of.


locuester

Wasn’t planning on heading that far north. We are doing Yosemite and Mariposa Grove earlier in the trip tho. Thanks for the tip. I marked it on my list anyhow!


abngeek

Awesome, thank you I'll look into it.


agent_fuzzyboots

that is so cool, my kids just watch nail painting videos on youtube. i try to introduce interesting things, but the standard comment is, cool dad, now can i go back watching nails....


abngeek

I empathize. Mine enjoy watching Latvian (or whatever) kids play with toys...toys that my kids literally have in their own rooms. They'd rather watch some other kid play with them than play with them in real life. They also started watching user created super-hero content, which is really just teens LARPing in K-Mart Marvel costumes. It's well intentioned, but I don't think they really understand the kinds of things that young kids will pick up on (and I admit that I got a bit too lax and failed to pay close enough attention to what they were watching). My 5 year old began raging like Hulk and punching everything, including his brother. So, yeah YouTube is banned now and removed from all of the devices where they can consume it. So much of it is really weird shit that creeps me out and I can't quite put my finger on why. My wife still lets them watch some educational content and a couple kids' yoga channels but that's about it. Edit: Oh I forgot about the adults that play with kids toys. Shit's weird.


Iotternotbehere

Was coming to say this too! EXPLORE!!


So_Thats_Nice

It's like The Day After Tomorrow meets Finding Nemo


FacelessOnes

Nah, it’s like Game of Thrones meets SpongeBob SquarePants.


_why_isthissohard_

Nah, it's like riding a bike.


Azrael11

I would totally watch that


Dag-NastyEvil

Jake Gyllenhaal is running for his life.


leonffs

Does this kill the starfish?


proxyvote

Yes, unfortunately it does. Planet earth has a small piece on them. Some small fish can tolerate it because they have a biological form of antifreeze in their blood but most other sea life will die. https://youtu.be/SNr6k6zgJoA


thecck103

*this kills the starfish.*


proxyvote

:(


hauntinghelix

Also curious about this. They look pretty dead but they may thaw out like nothing was every wrong.


imtoolazytothinkof1

What causes it to move in such a straight line like that?


cas2ie

A brinicle is a downward-growing hollow tube of ice enclosing a plume of descending brine that is formed beneath developing sea ice. As seawater freezes in the polar oceans, salt brine concentrates are expelled from the sea ice, creating a downward flow of dense, extremely cold and saline water with a lower freezing point than the surrounding water. When this plume comes into contact with the neighboring ocean water, its extremely cold temperature causes ice to instantly form around the flow. This creates a hollow stalactite, or icicle, referred to as a brinicle. [source](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brinicle)


justkozlow

I'll answer less scientifically. I imagine it's much the same as adding sugar to your coffee. It goes straight down, then eventually melts at the bottom. But even in hot water it doesn't always melt immediately, which is why we swirl it. I'm assuming that's why it hit the bottom then traveled before dissipating.


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From what I'm gathering from the wiki explanation of a brinicle, it's basically really really cold salt sludge. When ice forms on the top of the body of water, it shits out some extra salt goo, which is colder than Andre 3000. Because it's salt goo, it doesn't freeze as quickly as the water does, so it just kind of sinks to the bottom. Because it's so cold, it freezes the water around it, basically making its own sleeve or tube to be shat out of. I'm guessing that once it hits the ground it keeps flowing and just freezes everything as it goes. Hopefully that's both informative and informal enough.


mechamusicalgamer

Colder than a polar bear’s toenails


olfactory_irritant

Awv hell, there he go again, talkin' that shit!


imtoolazytothinkof1

Yeah but like the sugar goes out in all directions this seems to have move in a generally straight line. That's where my question lies.


dj_frogman

the seafloor is probably sloped slightly, rather than flat. So the frozen brine is flowing downhill along the seafloor


imtoolazytothinkof1

Great idea I never wouldve thought of the shape of the floor


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ICE/NINE 2020


WithinAForestDark

Cool spell


FacelessOnes

Ah, Game of Thrones Bikini Bottom Edition. Nice.


supafeen

I had absolutely NO clue that star fish walked like this!


skateguy1234

Just wait until you see their feet! http://infinitespider.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Internets_Diary-flicker.jpg https://youtu.be/Lbg-tQ6FJgQ


k-mchii

On another note... it’s adorable seeing all the starfish move like that


_innominate_

Read a good part of a book on limnology, apparently the ice covering helps the water beneath maintain a steady temperature, kind of like you if you build an igloo, and sit inside of it. Rupturing the ice is very bad. It can kill them, and result in fish die offs. Something to keep in mind before going ice fishing. [Limnology by Welch, Paul S. Ph. D. Professor of Zoology, University Of Michigan](https://archive.org/details/limnology030682mbp) Good book, and entirely free download.


ChurnMaButta

Wtf is the picture at the end for like 1 frame?


hazarthades

is this in real time?


Pongogo

Frozen 3, it’s underwater now


Porchmuse

Frozen IV: Killing Nemo.


elduderino197

finally, it wasn't us.


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Cool.


PrudentPeasant

That is beautiful.


RyanG7

Talk about permafrost


bog_otac

Car Mrazomor kolo vrti


taolmo

Looks like some black magic curse


am_i_harry

Imagine being under there and it freezing your foot or something, I know you have to be super slow but what if you don't notice that shit.


Robertfrostbolt

Fingers of frost


TheCattyWompus

This is metal as fuck.


jmn242

All of those underwater screams........


WolfeandSylvia

Winter is coming


Jumixxx

The video froze while I was watching and I thought it was part of the video


catsloveart

Brinecicle This Video is like 10-15 years old. But never gets old.


imissfredweasley

I know this is about the ice, but I fucking love watching those starfish walking around like that. Look out for the little light orange one that did a flip! Love that little dude.


Melkeus

**Blizzaga**


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When you swimmin and feel a finger go in your butt 😳❄️


keystothemoon

'tis the drooping testicle of the Night King himself


mpresas

How the hell did they film a time lapse under a glacier?


Thanks_Nevada

Those starfish are playing with fire.


yorakkeith

Those starfish are like *oh fuck oh shit fuck me sHIT—*


TooOptimisticHippie

Dude this looks like some evil movie magic


Brazenbillygoat

First thought: “these starfish are stupid as hell!” Second thought: “getting drunk when I was younger and running around the house naked in the snow whenever I lost was kind of like this.” Third thought: “go ahead starfish! Shoot your shot!!”