A brinicle is a long, vertical tube of ice formed beneath the sea. It is known as the icicle of death because it destroys everything it comes in contact with. It’s so cold that it causes the surrounding seawater to freeze around it. The spreading ice kills creatures such as sea urchins and starfishes. (Source)
An iconic Maltese natural rock arch collapsed into the sea Wednesday during a powerful storm.
The “Azure Window” jutting off Malta’s Gozo Island is printed on innumerable Instagram posts and travel brochures. It was also featured in movies and TV shows, including HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Local resident Roger Chessell was there when the iconic arch collapsed. “There was a big raging sea beneath the window,” he told the Times of Malta. “Suddenly, the arch collapsed into the sea with a loud whoomph, throwing up a huge spray. By the time the spray had faded, the stack had gone too.”
“First off, I’d like to thank this board for taking the time to hear my proposal.”
“…a continent somewhere in the mid-Atlantic that was home to an advanced civilization possessing technology far beyond our own that, according to our friend Plato here was suddenly struck by some cataclysmic event that sank it beneath the sea.”
“It’s just a myth, isn’t it? Pure fantasy. Well, that is where you’d be wrong. Ten thousand years before the Egyptians built the pyramids, Atlantis had electricity, advanced medicine even the power of flight.”
“Numerous ancient cultures all over the globe agree that Atlantis possessed a power source of some kind more powerful than steam, than.. than coal. More powerful than our modern internal combustion engines.”
Nights spread over the city like spilled ink on paper. Creeping, Claiming. Withdrawing only with the sharp white sun.
It seemed as if daytime was only a piece of paper, covering, hiding, fragile.
Any word sketched upon it would erupt into another fountain of darkness.
So the people stopped speaking, fearful that the slightest pressure would cause it to sink beneath the sea of ink it was lying upon, fearing that they would lose the thin barrier between themselves, and that rotten world
Pet peeve: When people include Cthulhu in the list of creatures Aquaman can control. Dagon? Hydra? Maybe. Cthulhu? No. Cthulhu isn’t a sea creature. Cthulhu doesn’t live in the ocean. He’s trapped down there! That’s the whole point! R’lyeh has sunken beneath the sea and Cthulhu sleeps there until the stars are right and the city comes back up. He doesn’t live in the ocean! If I trap someone in a box and then throw the box into the ocean, the person in there doesn’t suddenly become a sea creature!