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VIDEO: Floating ice disk returns and delights residents in Maine

Sunday, January 19th 2020, 12:40 pm - The ice disk garnered much affair publicly in 2019, so the City of Westbrook was quick to bring its recent reformation to light

A floating ice disk that first appeared in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine, in 2019 has resurfaced -- much to the delight of local residents.

When a similar disk was spotted this month, the city quickly took advantage and brought it to light publicly, posting a video of the phenomenon on social media.

A similar spinning ice disk was captured in Quebec in February 2019.

According to Mark Battle, an associate physics professor at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, the ice disk occurs when a circular current underneath the ice creates a whirlpool effect.

VERY COOL: 'ICE DISC' MEETS 'ICE PANCAKES' IN A CIRCULAR ROUNDABOUT IN NEWFOUNDLAND

Thumbnail courtesy of the City of Westbrook.

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