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Ice tsunami in Antartica (may not contain actual tsunami) via
posted by furtive (32 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
It looks like big blue slices of salmon.
posted by furtive at 12:22 PM on July 8, 2007


What causes this phenomenon?
posted by rcavett at 12:28 PM on July 8, 2007


What causes this phenomenon?

Rock concerts.
posted by jimmythefish at 12:42 PM on July 8, 2007 [3 favorites]


the fish, Douglas Adams reference?
posted by Grod at 12:49 PM on July 8, 2007


Anyone see a face?
posted by odinsdream at 12:51 PM on July 8, 2007


Rock concerts.

Specifically...
warning: youtube; gwar
posted by felix betachat at 12:52 PM on July 8, 2007


Neat-O!
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:53 PM on July 8, 2007


Yes, it *does* look like big blue slices of salmon! That is weird. Wonder if it means anything about the meat of the fish looking like the water it swims in?

Awesome visual. wow. Breathtaking.

Adding to the how amazing water can be fest: Liquid Sculpture, colored water and ice push video, which must be a smaller and mobile version of that tsunormous wave in Antarctica.
posted by nickyskye at 1:06 PM on July 8, 2007


That looks amazing, and also makes me very thirsty, for some reason.
posted by Salmonberry at 1:30 PM on July 8, 2007


Lame for the page not explaining anything. I'm not convinced this isn't CGI.
posted by rolypolyman at 1:30 PM on July 8, 2007


Explaining anything? What if they just aren't geologists?
posted by odinsdream at 1:43 PM on July 8, 2007


well, i hope they got away in time
posted by pyramid termite at 1:47 PM on July 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


Image of volcanic activity in an Antarctica Erupts article.

Really cool ice caves in Antarctica. A great Antarctica blog, 75 degrees South.
posted by nickyskye at 1:54 PM on July 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


I saw this somewhere before - I forget where and I'm too lazy to look it up, but someone said it was wind erosion on glaciers. Makes sense to me.
posted by AV at 1:56 PM on July 8, 2007


Eye candy.
posted by Iron Rat at 2:16 PM on July 8, 2007


Dirty, dirty pillows.
posted by stavrogin at 2:27 PM on July 8, 2007


That's really cool looking.
posted by doctor_negative at 2:29 PM on July 8, 2007


Good. I'm not the only one who thought it looked like salmon.
posted by malaprohibita at 2:46 PM on July 8, 2007


Wonder if it means anything about the meat of the fish looking like the water it swims in?

There aren't any salmon in Antartica unless they're very, very lost.

That looks like very old ice (blue color) that has been exposed to high winds/ meltwater (sculpted edges). The fissures probably have something to do with the meltwater but IANAG (I am not a geologist) so take that with a grain of salt. Whatever caused it, it's really beautiful, thanks for the post!
posted by fshgrl at 2:51 PM on July 8, 2007


Hmm, yeah, a little bit of explanation would be nice. I looked at the pics and thought, "huh, neat photoshop." But then I come here and apparently they're all real. What gives?
posted by afx237vi at 2:54 PM on July 8, 2007


Methinks that's wind abrasion, rather than a 'frozen tsunami'. Still pretty cool though.
posted by Happy Dave at 3:16 PM on July 8, 2007


I've seen these pictures around quite a bit lately; it looks like a glacier being pushed up out of the ice to me.

A frozen tsunami crashed into Barrow, Alaska last January, causing all sorts of damage.
posted by rhapsodie at 3:26 PM on July 8, 2007


Blue ice (not the kind that falls out of planes).
posted by dirigibleman at 3:34 PM on July 8, 2007


There aren't any salmon in Antartica unless they're very, very lost.

lol, in saying Wonder if it means anything about the meat of the fish looking like the water it swims in? I meant ocean fish meat looking like frozen ocean water.

Trying to Google the images, find out about them, there was nothing, so I wondered if the tsunami idea was sensationalising wind shear. But the pics are still way cool!
posted by nickyskye at 3:42 PM on July 8, 2007


Gorgeous!
posted by LeeJay at 4:26 PM on July 8, 2007


Is it wrong of me to want to set up a tap on this thing and bottle it to sell to urban dwellers? Pictures of the "tsunami" pre-meltdown would be on the bottle.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:50 PM on July 8, 2007


It's not salmon, sillies! Some Japanese whalers obviously couldn't finish one of their blue whale sashimi meals.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:27 PM on July 8, 2007


It looks awesome. I want to slide all over it.
posted by inconsequentialist at 5:33 PM on July 8, 2007


Good. I'm not the only one who thought it looked like salmon.

Yes, you are. The others were just being pre-emptively polite.
posted by FelliniBlank at 5:45 PM on July 8, 2007


heh heh heh, I got something that's totally going to melt that sucker
posted by mattoxic at 8:30 PM on July 8, 2007


Hey neat! It wants to install neato software on my computer to clean up my browsing history! Thanks, frogviewfuckwad!
posted by disclaimer at 8:48 PM on July 8, 2007


Doesn't Superman live there?
posted by tiger yang at 10:19 PM on July 8, 2007


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