Amazing Photos & Video of Ice Brinicles- The Freezing Killer
A brinicle or an ice stalactite is a formation of sea ice that gets
generated when extremely cold saline water is introduced in ocean water.
During winter, the temperature above the sea is -20C, whereas, the
temperature of the sea water is only -1.9C. Heat tends to flow from the
warmer sea to the extremely cold air, resulting in the formation of ice
The salt in this freshly created ice is concentrated and then later
gets pressured into the brine channels. It’s cold and salty traits; make
it denser than the water beneath. It results in the sinking of brine in
a descending trail freezing the seawater altogether. This process
results in forming a delicate ice sheets that develops into what has
been called a brinicle.
Watch an amazing time-lapse video in this report by the BBC