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Starfish Flee Icy Finger of Death: VIDEO


It's called a 'brinicle', and it's absolutely chilling.


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  1. Wow, like something out of Hogwarts! But still not as cold as Maggie Gallagher's soul.

    Posted by: Puddy Katz | Nov 23, 2011 12:42:08 PM

  2. Starfish are kind of cute when they're fleeing for their lives.

    Posted by: Nat | Nov 23, 2011 1:02:22 PM

  3. i love the bbc!

    Posted by: kevin | Nov 23, 2011 1:06:49 PM

  4. @ Katz I love your comment.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Nov 23, 2011 1:14:33 PM

  5. Interesting, but an obvious fake.

    Posted by: Kenneth H. | Nov 23, 2011 1:23:08 PM

  6. I have a solution for this problem: Global Warming.

    Posted by: Chris | Nov 23, 2011 2:07:27 PM

  7. why would this be fake?

    Posted by: NorthoftheBorder | Nov 23, 2011 2:41:21 PM

  8. I know just how they feel. I've spent a lot of Januaries in Wisconsin.

    Posted by: Jim | Nov 23, 2011 3:02:03 PM

  9. Kenneth H. probably assumes it's fake simply because it's time-lapse. I would be equally presumptuous if I called him a silly know-it-all. But I'll hope he can enlighten us with some kind of supporting reference or evidence.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Nov 23, 2011 3:18:14 PM

  10. Yeah its not fake. It doesnt look great on Youtube, but in Full HD it looks stunning. About to watch Frozen Planet in HD right now here in the UK. Ive already seen this sequence on promos.

    Posted by: Rovex | Nov 23, 2011 4:01:04 PM

  11. Mother Nature produces the coolest fx

    Posted by: jaragon | Nov 23, 2011 4:51:49 PM

  12. I think by fake he meant that it's CGI. The ocean floor is extremely dark.

    Posted by: Paul R | Nov 23, 2011 5:45:31 PM

  13. That's like watching the oyster side-story in "Alice in Wonderland!" Make it stop!

    Posted by: Garst | Nov 23, 2011 8:11:17 PM

  14. @ GARST Thanksgiving nightmares really DO come true! I don't pray,but I may tonight.

    Posted by: John | Nov 23, 2011 9:52:36 PM

  15. Amazing photography and science. Yes, I also thought it was like something out of "Harry Potter".

    Posted by: Jim | Nov 24, 2011 8:03:09 AM

  16. I wish they'd show these shows here in the US (do they?). They always fascinate me.

    Posted by: Chris in Irvine | Nov 24, 2011 9:38:24 AM

  17. Paul R Its NOT CGI!! Its time lapse video, totally real and completely natural.

    Posted by: Rovex | Nov 24, 2011 3:11:54 PM

  18. Kenneth - that's a great example of a really bad comment. You can't just come in, give an evaluation, and then leave without giving any evidence for your point of view. Do try harder next time.

    Posted by: Keithy | Nov 27, 2011 6:46:11 AM

  19. A fake? It's Richard bloody Attenborough, for god's sake, the most admired natural history film maker IN THE WORLD!

    No, dear, it is not a fake.

    Posted by: sosadaboutewan | Nov 27, 2011 3:39:48 PM

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