Slurpee Waves in Nantucket, photographed by Jonathan Nimerfroh


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Who ordered the seaweed Big Gulp?


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can it be true that there is no video of this phenomenon anywhere?


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That looks like it should be a thermodynamic impossibility. How cold does it have to be? Like… Neptune?


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+1 on the video. It looks amazing, but I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around what it must actually look like in motion… Crazy. :slight_smile:


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I know Jon and he shot my wedding. I am a videographer and I have been ribbing him for days about not getting video.


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Alternate headline- Atlantic Ocean nominates Massachusetts for Ice Bucket Challenge.


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I saw this once on the island where I grew up Martha’s Vineyard, neighbor to Nantucket. I had no idea what I was seeing at first–just a half-frozen wave crawling in slow motion toward the shore. There was no one else around. I think I was twelve. It changed everything I thought I knew.


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It’s funny to see this as news. I live in coastal MA, and this happens. It really is pretty. I’ll shoot some video if the conditions are right. Brr.


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The lowest melting point possible for salt water is -20 C or -4 Fahrenheit. The ocean doesn’t have nearly the amount of salt required to reach that though. Sea ice happens. The Arctic ocean is frozen over.


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Unusual to see frazil that far south!


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Yes please!!!


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Oh I know, that’s why I said “looks like.” These pictures are unearthly.


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