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The Sea Froze So Fast That It Killed Thousands Of Fish Instantly

The sea froze so fast that it killed thousands of fish instantly

Norwegian public radio (Google-translated) reports on the instant dead of thousands of fish in a bay in the island of Lovund, Norway. An air temperature of -7.8C combined with a strong east wind froze the sea water instantly, trapping and killing the fish you can see in this fishapocalyptic image:

The sea froze so fast that it killed thousands of fish instantly

The dog owner says that he has never seen such a phenomenon. NRK claims that the herrings were chased by cormorants into the bay when the deadly freezing happened. Aril Slotte — the head of pelagic fish department at Norway’s Institute of Marine Research — says it is not uncommon for herring to get very near the shore when chased by predators, sometimes getting trapped by the low tide in areas like this bay.

I wish I were there. I love herring.


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