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Spinning ice disc phenomenon seen in British river for first time
A rare phenomenon normally associated with Scandinavia has been recorded on the River Otter in Devon for what could be the first time.
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Patsy Mcnally
Patsy Mcnally • 1 year ago

Rare phenomenon of perfect circle of spinning ice spotted in River Otter in Devon

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