Flash Freeze Kills Thousands Of Fish In Norway

Residents of Lovund off the Norway coast awoke to a shocking site.

A flash freeze of a lake froze thousands of fish at the surface of the water.  Officials cannot estimate the number of fish that were discovered in the solid block of ice covering the lake.

Scientists from Havforskningsinstituttet, a marine research institute, said that the fish may have been chased close to the surface by some kind of predator.  The temperature overnight before the freeze was 18 degrees Fahrenheit but a strong wind is believed to have caused the flash freeze.

This is not the first death of animals from a flash freeze in Norway during the last week.  Last week a moose was flash frozen in Kosmo Lake.