1. Standard membershavixmironline
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    28 Nov '11 18:14
    I just thought I'd share this with you.
    It is utterly amazing.

    YouTube
  2. Standard memberWoodPush
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    28 Nov '11 18:252 edits
    What a strange world, this is.

    When it reaches the sea floor, why does it stretch out in a single line, rather than spread out?

    I was thinking perhaps current, but then I'd have thought the "brynecicle" would have been affected too.
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    28 Nov '11 20:10
    Originally posted by WoodPush
    When it reaches the sea floor, why does it stretch out in a single line, rather than spread out?
    I think current. And the brinicle was affected, but only slightly. Only a tiny current would be necessary to cause the sea floor effect.
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    30 Nov '11 23:44
    Amazing. Thanks.
  5. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    01 Dec '11 20:122 edits
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    I just thought I'd share this with you.
    It is utterly amazing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMhBuSBemRk
    BLOCKED for Copyright reasons.

    Try http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2065401/Brinicle-forms-beneath-sea-kills-path.html

    Or http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/15835017
  6. Standard memberThequ1ck
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    01 Dec '11 22:59
    Must have just been a lucky shot...or an expensive one.
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    03 Dec '11 23:08
    Originally posted by Thequ1ck
    Must have just been a lucky shot...or an expensive one.
    Probably the latter, but an expense Auntie Beeb is very willing to pay. As the Making Of's of previous Attenborough series have shown, they're willing to be very, very patient in their quest to get the right shot, and as a result, they often get that shot. It helps, of course, that, what with their (and his!) decades-long experience, they do know precisely where to look.
    It's not as if it's worth it, mind you. Attenborough series get sold and re-sold all over the world, and they well deserve it. They may cost the Beeb a lot of money, but they make the Beeb a lot of money, too. And, let's be honest, they deserve to.

    Richard
  8. Subscribersonhouse
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    04 Dec '11 02:05
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Probably the latter, but an expense Auntie Beeb is very willing to pay. As the Making Of's of previous Attenborough series have shown, they're willing to be very, very patient in their quest to get the right shot, and as a result, they often get that shot. It helps, of course, that, what with their (and his!) decades-long experience, they do know precis ...[text shortened]... t they make the Beeb a lot of money, too. And, let's be honest, they deserve to.

    Richard
    When I first looked at it, I thought it was an animation till I read how they did it. It is amazing.
  9. Subscribersonhouse
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    05 Dec '11 02:31
    Originally posted by WoodPush
    What a strange world, this is.

    When it reaches the sea floor, why does it stretch out in a single line, rather than spread out?

    I was thinking perhaps current, but then I'd have thought the "brynecicle" would have been affected too.
    Looks like it spread out to me, maybe going in one direction generally but a lot of lateral spread.
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