posted on Mar, 8 2014 @ 06:42 AM
reply to post by EnigmaAgent
A small thermal spring..
The water is warm, rising from the mantle and mixing with minerals as it rises, causing the pulsing effect as it reaches the surface of the shallow
pool, where it cools quickly and disperses.
Notice the uniform melt in the ice around the effect and the wildlife in the water, even though it's obviously the middle of winter, the water is warm
enough to sustain life that shouldn't be there at that time of year....
Also to in answer to another poster who thought thermal springs were volcanic in nature... No, most thermal springs are simply a product of the
geology of a region, that allows water to sink to the mantle, where it is super heated and shot back up to the surface through the same process,
cooling as it passes through the porous bedrock on the way back up.
edit on 8-3-2014 by Ironclad2000 because: (no reason given)