‘Ice eggs’ cover Finland beach

first_imgFinland – Thousands of egg-shaped balls of ice covered a beach here as aresult of a rare weather phenomenon. Amateur photographer Risto Mattila wasamong those who came across the “ice eggs” on Hailuoto Island in the Gulf ofBothnia between Finland and Sweden. Experts said it was caused by a rareprocess in which small pieces of ice are rolled over by wind and water.     “Ice eggs” are seen in Hailuoto Island, Finland on Sunday. RISTO MATTILAcenter_img Mattila said the balls of ice coveredan area of about 30m (100ft). The smallest were the size of eggs and thebiggest were the size of footballs. Similar sights were reported before,including in Russia and on Lake Michigan near Chicago.(BBC)last_img

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