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Lake Michigan's Ice Boulders Are Back, And Some Say They're Bigger Than Ever

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Lake Michigan's Ice Boulders Are Back, And Some Say They're Bigger Than Ever

One of the oddest phenomena to roll up on the shores of the Great Lakes has returned. Ice balls -- frozen orbs formed in winter waves -- have again been spotted on Lake Michigan's beaches. Ken Scott, a photographer based in northern Michigan, captured images of them rolling across the beach near Suttons Bay on Dec. 31 and posted a video to YouTube last week. Scott estimated some of the ice balls were about 4 feet or 5 feet across and said the ones he saw were big enough to earn the name "ice boulders." "I've never seen them this...

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