November 24, 2012
The Sublime Frost Flowers of the Arctic
Dr. Martini, Deep Sea News
Your turkey isn’t the only thing that has beautiful plumage this Thanksgiving. So does the Arctic Ocean. Behold, the frost flower.
These spiky little bunches of ice form on thin and new ice in the Arctic Ocean. But these badboys can only form under very special conditions.
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