[02/28/12 - 12:23 PM] Video: Discovery Releases More Breathtaking Video from "Frozen Planet" - The Icy Finger of Death! The seven-part series, narrated by Alec Baldwin, premieres Sunday, March 18 at 8:00/7:00c.
[via press release from Discovery]
DISCOVERY CHANNEL RELEASES MORE BREATHTAKING VIDEO FROM FROZEN PLANET: THE NEVER-BEFORE-FILMED ICY FINGER OF DEATH!
- Seven-Part Series Narrated by Alec Baldwin and from Makers of PLANET EARTH
Premieres Sunday, March 18 at 8PM -
Like a lightning bolt hurled down from Mount Olympus, an icy "finger of death" strikes at sea life beneath the Antarctic ice shelf in what is surely one of the most jaw-dropping natural history sequences ever filmed.
Called a brinicle, or brine icicle, this sinister tube of ice grows over a matter of hours as brine leeches from the forming sea ice above. This video - a scene from FROZEN PLANET, premiering on Discovery Channel on March 18 - illustrates how this happens, as well as the consequences for the slow-moving marine invertebrates in its path.
For more info about the brinicle: http://dsc.discovery.com/show-news/icy-finger-of-death-filmed-for-the-first-time.html