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Dozens of polished ice balls have been photographed over the beach on Hailuoto, in the Gulf of Bothnia, this month

Bizarre egg-shaped ice cubes cover & # 39; miles & # 39; of the Finnish coastline in phenomenon caused by waves breaking off frozen seawater

  • Egg-shaped balls of ice-covered & # 39; kilometer-long strip & # 39; from the beach of Hailuoto, Finland
  • Sirpa Tero said that icing is not uncommon, but kilometers seemed to cover
  • Similar ice formations have been seen before on Lake Michigan near Chicago
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Egg-like ice nuggets have a & # 39; kilometer-long piece & # 39; from a beach covered in Finland – in a bizarre phenomenon that is located on a picturesque island in the Baltic Sea.

Dozens of polished ice balls have been photographed to cover the beach on Hailuoto, in the Gulf of Bothnia.

Tarja Terentjeff, who lives 35 miles away in Oulu, told CNN: & # 39; This was [an] amazing phenomenon, [I have] never seen before. The entire beach was full of these ice balls. & # 39;

Sirpa Tero posted photos of the ice cubes to her Instagram. She said she has seen this type of ice formation earlier, but not to this volume.

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Dozens of polished ice balls have been photographed over the beach on Hailuoto, in the Gulf of Bothnia, this month

Dozens of polished ice balls have been photographed over the beach on Hailuoto, in the Gulf of Bothnia, this month

Tero added that the ice cubes & # 39; miles & # 39; seemed to cover.

According to CNN Weather, the phenomenon is caused when waves near the shore break layers of partially melted seawater.

These layers then stick together and grow into a larger piece of ice in the water. This ice eventually flows into a ball when waves or the wind cause the stacks to rotate in place.

Photos of the island, in the Gulf of Bothnia between the west coast of Finland and the east coast of Sweden, show the ice balls piled up over rocks and sand on the coast.

The ice formations vary in size, from pieces that you can hold in your palm to others that appear to be the width of nearby beach rocks.

It is said that the phenomenon is caused when turbulent water near the coast breaks layers of partially melted ice, which then freeze again and stick together
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It is said that the phenomenon is caused when turbulent water near the coast breaks layers of partially melted ice, which then freeze again and stick together

It is said that the phenomenon is caused when turbulent water near the coast breaks layers of partially melted ice, which then freeze again and stick together

Photos of the island, in the Gulf of Bothnia between the west coast of Finland and the east coast of Sweden, show the ice balls piled up over rocks and sand on the coast

Photos of the island, in the Gulf of Bothnia between the west coast of Finland and the east coast of Sweden, show the ice balls piled up over rocks and sand on the coast

Photos of the island, in the Gulf of Bothnia between the west coast of Finland and the east coast of Sweden, show the ice balls piled up over rocks and sand on the coast

The ice formations vary in size, from pieces that you can hold in your palm to ice balls that appear to be the width of nearby beach rocks

The ice formations vary in size, from pieces that you can hold in your palm to ice balls that appear to be the width of nearby beach rocks

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The ice formations vary in size, from pieces that you can hold in your palm to ice balls that appear to be the width of nearby beach rocks

These unusual ice formations are also commonly found on the five major lakes in the US in the winter months, including Lake Michigan near Chicago.

Last January, video captured ice balls as they floated from the shores of the lake on the pier of St Joseph Lighthouse in St Joseph, Michigan.

Meteorologist Ari Sarsalari of the Weather channel these three elements must be present to form ice balls: extremely cold air, not so cold water and wind.

& # 39; You start with a small piece of ice on the lake and with the wind that is blowing around all that water, all this spray comes on [the piece of ice] and it freezes immediately and you end up with these big old balls of ice & # 39 ;, he explained.

Sirpa Tero said she has seen this type of ice formation on the island before, just not up to this volume. She added that the ice pieces & # 39; kilometers & # 39; seemed to cover
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Sirpa Tero said she has seen this type of ice formation on the island before, just not up to this volume. She added that the ice pieces & # 39; kilometers & # 39; seemed to cover

Sirpa Tero said she has seen this type of ice formation on the island before, just not up to this volume. She added that the ice pieces & # 39; kilometers & # 39; seemed to cover

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