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

January 14, 2014NORWAY 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 -7.8 C (17.96 F) combined with a strong east wind froze the sea water instantly, trapping and killing the fish you can see in this fishapocalyptic image: 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. –Sploid
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18 Responses to The sea froze so fast that it killed thousands of fish instantly

  1. David Deerberg says:

    There goes the Global Warming theory.


  2. drswig says:

    Based on the temperature, these fish are still good


  3. Roger Aak says:

    I ams sure it doesn’ matter much, but tre article said it was small pollock (sei in norwegian) that was quick-frozen.


  4. Susan says:

    I live in MN and I am sorry but this article is a hoax, no way in 17 degree Far. weather is a lake going to freeze that fast, regardless of how fast the wind is going and if you look at the leash, well, it tells you the dog was photoshopped into the picture. They pulling your leg on this article and love this site, I think you better watch where you are pulling this stuff from.


  5. Pamela McKee says:

    Just saying, that is a retractable leash and this could very well NOT be photo shopped as the grey cable would be nearly invisible because it is practically the same color as the water and fish back ground. The red material only goes so far and the rest is cable. You can see the black ends to each end of the red part of the leash. That is what the cable is attached to.


  6. tome says:

    “look at the leash, well, it tells you the dog was photoshopped into the picture. They pulling your leg on this article and love this site” — Susan is right. It’s bullcrap. Don’t believe every horror story.


  7. Kurtbo says:

    I do not think the sea froze that fast, but the fish froze and got trapped. So part of the article is correct. The picture has also been in Norwegian papers and scientist have commented on it

    This from NRK:


  8. cadman777 says:

    it is possible for this to happen. not sure under what conditions. anyways, there’s good cache of fish for the townsfolk’s food this winter.


  9. Faye Brown says:

    Amazing report … and I consider there are works here beyond our science understanding and beyond the comprehension of many in mainstream … and under certain conditions, such a freeze is very possible … and I don’t think this will be the last time we’ll see or hear of such an event ..


  10. Greg Davis says:

    Don’t look, SEE. These fish were already dead before the water froze. They died belly up before water froze, most likely from radiation poisoning of the water.


  11. nouse4name says:

    Side note… If the wind was a contributing factor…which actually works the other way around, but lets just say it was…. The surface wouldn’t be smooth as glass now would it?


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