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Brinicles: Icicles o’ Death

What’s salty and cold and cool as heck? Brinicles, a rarely seen undersea phenomenon the combines ice and saltwater to become every sea star’s worst nightmare! Actually, they’re not that scary, just awesome. Hank explains within.

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Sources for this episode:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/05/swimming-beneath-the-brinicles-in-antarctica/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/15835017
http://www.livescience.com/29085-how-brinicles-form.html
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la4009703
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2314526/Brinicles-Deadly-tubes-ice-hold-clues-origins-life-Earth.html
http://phys.org/news/2013-04-ice-tubes-polar-seasbrinicles-sea.html

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