Sea Freezes in Greece in an Once-in-a-Lifetime Phenomenon…

Sea froze in Greece in a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon that appeared on Tuesday at the village Sagiada in Thesprotia, Epirus.

Sea ice, usually found in more northern and polar oceans, appeared in Greece as the country was hit with sub-zero temperatures.

Sea Ice usually occurs in northern Atlantic, Arctic and Antarctic, not Greece
Sea ice is simply frozen salt water. It forms, grows, and melts in the ocean. In contrast, icebergs, glaciers, ice sheets, and ice shelves all originate on land. Sea ice occurs in both the Arctic and Antarctic as well as the northern Atlantic

The village of Sagiada on the shores of the Ionian Sea is the westernmost point of mainland Greece.

“Adriatic Sea” refers to only the upper 2/3 of that body of water, with the lower 1/3 – between Italy on one side and Greece and southern Albania on the other – being referred to as the “Ionian Sea.” Therefore, they were “driven up and down in the” (Acts 27:27) Adriatic Sea of old but the Ionian Sea of today.

ACTS: 27
The Shipwreck
On the fourteenth night we were still being driven across the Adriatic Sea, when about midnight the sailors sensed they were approaching land.

They took soundings and found that the water was a hundred and twenty feet deep. A short time later they took soundings again and found it was ninety feet deep.

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Fearing that we would be dashed against the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight.

In an attempt to escape from the ship, the sailors let the lifeboat down into the sea, pretending they were going to lower some anchors from the bow.

Then Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, “Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved.” So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it drift away.

Thousands of fish freeze to death in Greece

h/t christian


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