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Finnish beach covered in 'ice eggs' - Kyng - 11-07-2019

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(Source: Risso Mattila / Above article)

Thousands of egg-shaped balls of ice have covered a beach in Finland, the result of a rare weather phenomenon.

Amateur photographer Risto Mattila was among those who came across the "ice eggs" on Hailuoto Island in the Gulf of Bothnia between Finland and Sweden.

Experts say it is caused by a rare process in which small pieces of ice are rolled over by wind and water.

Mr Mattila, from the nearby city of Oulu, told the BBC he had never seen anything like it before.

"I was with my wife at Marjaniemi beach. The weather was sunny, about -1C (32F) and it was quite a windy day," he told the BBC.

Interesting stuff :O . Apparently, it's happened several times before in different parts of the world (for example, here is another example from Russia in 2016), but I don't recall seeing anything like it before.

Now, someone needs to assemble them into a legion of snowmen :lol: .

RE: Finnish beach covered in 'ice eggs' - Rincewind - 11-07-2019

They honestly look like rocks.

But since they are eggs... let's get Kinder in on that XD

RE: Finnish beach covered in 'ice eggs' - Jarkko - 11-07-2019

^that means they wouldn't be allowed in the States. :P

It'd be interesting to look at studies on these... they basically look like giant hailstones, but it would seem that they aren't based on the article.

RE: Finnish beach covered in 'ice eggs' - GrieferLord - 11-08-2019

probably shaped by ocean currents before being deposited on the beach still really cool.

RE: Finnish beach covered in 'ice eggs' - Opal Fruit - 11-08-2019

It does look pretty! So interesting when things like that happen naturally.