Guys, It Was So Cold In Norway Last Weekend That A School Of Fish Froze In Place (PHO


B00Mer
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Guys, It Was So Cold In Norway Last Weekend That A School Of Fish Froze In Place (PHOTO)

It was awfully cold in Lovund, Norway, last weekend. So cold, in fact, that a school of herring that strayed too close to shore apparently froze in place.



Aril Slotte, a pelagic fish expert at Norway's Institute of Marine Research, speculated the herring had been herded into the shallows by cormorants, a natural predator, and were unable to flee to deeper water that was less likely to freeze.

Seawater freezes at a temperature of 28.4 degrees Fahrenheit (-1.9 degrees Celsius), a slightly colder temperature than it takes freshwater to freeze, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Per the NRK, Lovund's temperature at the time was 18 degrees Fahrenheit (-7.8 degrees Celsius) and subject to a strong wind.

In January of 2012, 20 tons of herring mysteriously washed onto a beach in northern Norway, baffling scientists as to their cause of death. Theories included oxygen deprivation, disease, or particularly stormy weather, all of which feasibly could have killed the animals at sea, where they later drifted in to shore.

Whatever the specific cause, reports Reuters, mass animal deaths in the ocean are generally linked to some broader environmental instability, such as sudden temperature shifts or human actions.

Source: Guys, It Was So Cold In Norway Last Weekend That A School Of Fish Froze In Place (PHOTO)
 
B00Mer
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coldest spot in the world was Canada at -60 just north of Grand Prairie, Alberta
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

coldest spot in the world was Canada at -60 just north of Grand Prairie, Alberta

I call bullsh*t, the Peace River has been unseasonably warm this past week! Minus 60C would be minus 76 on the understandable scale
 
Ron in Regina
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

coldest spot in the world was Canada at -60 just north of Grand Prairie, Alberta

I'd have assumed it was someplace in Antarctica or Siberia???
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

I'd have assumed it was someplace in Antarctica or Siberia???

Me too, although it is summer in Antarctica. Grande Prairie was up to +9C a few days ago.
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

I'd have assumed it was someplace in Antarctica or Siberia???

thermometers freeze there.
 
damngrumpy
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Nope in the winter of 1968 and 69 the town of Peace River did indeed see a
one night temp of -60 How do I know? I was in radio at that time in the little
town. Cars ran twenty four hours a day and tires felt like they were flat and
it was miserable. As for these fish they didn't do well in school cause they
didn't learn to stay away from the shore.
 
karrie
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I lived many a year in the peace region. Once it drops below -45c, you can sort of hear the cold. It's painful just to think about.
 
B00Mer
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Alberta hamlet coldest place on Earth on Friday (with video)

Nah, here is the link from Edmonton Journal
 
karrie
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Coldest for the day, big whoop. They barely dropped below -40.
 
petros
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Balmy.
 
Nuggler
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Blimey !!

We haven't had -40 here in some years. I don't miss it at all.


Feb., however, is not gone, and it is, round here, the worst.............nice commas eh !
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

Coldest for the day, big whoop. They barely dropped below -40.

That was before the Wind Chill that made it -60.. the coldest place on the planet that day..

Alberta among coldest temperature on planet | 660News

That's O.K. - whatever it is.. I'm still chilling in Phoenix, the load I was suppose to pick up fell through.. so I'm chill'in in my short sleeves, blue sky's about 65F... slight breeze. A Perfect day..

Probably drop my trailer and drive to the Casino across the street..

Last edited by B00Mer; Feb 4th, 2014 at 12:58 PM..
 

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