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An Ice Berg - Really!
This is the edge of a huge
tabular iceberg that broke away from the Ross Ice Shelf
in March 2000. The berg was around 300km long
by 40km wide (186 x 25 miles, around twice the area
of the state of Delaware). It has since broken up into
several smaller but still very substantial chunks called
B15A, B15B etc.
When first encountered it is difficult
to conceive that such a thing can simply be floating
in the sea, it looks like the edge of some enormous
Picture courtesy of Mike
Usher - Mike went on a Ross Sea expedition on board
the Kapitan Khlebnikov in 2005.
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