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A giant iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg has broken off an ice shelf on the Antarctic peninsula and is now adrift in the Weddell Sea.

Reported to be “hanging by a thread” last month, the iceberg was found to have split off from the Larsen C section of the Larsen ice shelf on Wednesday morning after scientists examined the latest satellite data from the area.

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9 thoughts on “Giant Antarctic iceberg breaks free of Larsen C ice shelf

  1. And naturally this “shelf” is part 3 following Larsen B which followed Larsen A. Comparing satellite imagery over the last 22-years, one can EASILY see that Antarctica — esp the Larsen ice-shelf — looks nothing like it once did. We’re talking about a continent that over merely TWENTY-TWO YEARS is much less recognizable! This begs the obvious question…

    What has changed SO DRASTICALLY in just 20-years to cause such a critical event with many unforeseen ripple-effects on our ecosystems? 😦

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