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Hundreds of "ice balls" cover Finnish beach

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Hundreds of 'ice balls' cover Finnish beach
Hundreds of "ice balls" cover Finnish beach
Ice balls? Ice eggs? Weather brings in unique cover to local beach in Finland

SHOWS: HAILUOTO ISLAND, FINLAND (HAILUOTO ISLAND, FINLAND) (MRS. SANTA CLAUS FINLAND - MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY MRS. SANTA CLAUS FINLAND) 1.

VARIOUS OF ICE BALLS STORY: Hundreds of egg-like ice balls covered a beach in Finland on Wednesday (November 6).

Covering much of Hailouto beach, the ice balls are formed when pieces of ice get in contact with water and pushed out to the shore by the waves.

Images of these ice balls were first shared on social media by an amateur photographer.

An ice specialist from the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) said these ice balls were rare but not supernatural.

They are formed when the conditions are right in the air and water.

(Production: Pola Grzanka)