Sunday, January 07, 2018
From coast to coast, the US is in a deep freeze. A shot of bitter, arctic air has brought record low temperatures and sub-zero wind chill. The arctic front will continue at least through the end of the week, shattering cold records across North America in what meteorologists are calling an "arctic outbreak." It's so cold, sharks are washing up on beaches. In Massachusetts, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy found three thresher sharks washed up in Cape Cod, "stranded due to cold shock," which can cause cardiac arrest in animals. The conservancy collected tissue samples from the sharks that will be examined "once they thaw."
"We hauled the shark off the beach and it is currently thawing at NOAA Fisheries Service to be dissected later," the group wrote on Facebook about the latest shark discovery. "A true sharkcicle!"
Fun bonus: Many Twitter users are posting videos of bubbles freezing into crystal balls:
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