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!
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.
Fish were probably chased ashore by cormorants or other predators (whales) and were not fast enough to escape out of the bay.
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!
A natural freezer, isn’t it environmentally friendly?