River Pancakes

“The strange discovery was made by members of The River Dee Trust at a place called the Lummels Pool, at Birse, in Aberdeenshire. (Scotland)
River Dee Team biologist Jamie Urquhart said it was thought foam floating about on the water started to freeze and bump together, forming the discs.
The phenomenon can be found in rivers and in the open sea.
Mr Urquhart, who found and photographed the “pancakes”, said: “What we think happened is this – foam floating about on the water started to freeze, probably at night.
“Bits of frozen foam got pushed around in the eddy, and in the ensuing collisions became roughly circular.”
river pancakes BBC

yet another reason to always have a little bottle of maple syrup stowed away in your chest pack !

click the pic for more on this delicious phenomenon. bon appétit !

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