Ice Froze So Fast That Even Fish Had No Chance To Escape in Norway

Following the polar vortex in Canada and the USA, we learned about sun dogs and ice quakes. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, namely in Norway, another rare earth phenomenon also occurred. Ice froze so fast that herrings got caught instatly into it!

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fish freeze in ice. Photo: Ingolf Kristiansen

Ingolf Kristiansen was on a short walk with his dog Anton along the bay of Lovund, when he stumbled upon what he hadn’t seen so far: fish caught into ice! As possible explanation for this weird scene are the cold temperatures and the east wind that may have triggered a lightning-fast freezing of the bay.

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fish ice norway. Photo: Ingolf Kristiansen

Fish were probably chased ashore by cormorants or other predators (whales) and were not fast enough to escape out of the bay.

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fish cold weather fish in ice. Photo: Ingolf Kristiansen

As it is still completely frozen now, no animals were able to help  themselves with a free and ready to serve meal. Last week, even an elk was caught in ice in the area!

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elk in ice norway 2014. Photo: Inger Sjøberg

 A natural freezer, isn’t it environmentally friendly?

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