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World’s Largest Iceberg Headed for Open Water

The world's largest iceberg, which broke free from Antarctica in 2017, is about to escape the boundaries of the continent's perennial sea ice and make its way into the open ocean, according to the BBC. The massive iceberg, named A68, weighed up to a trillion tons, and measured 2,300 square miles, when it broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf in 2017. To put that in perspective, the iceberg is more than seven times the size of New York City, and it's larger than both Rhode Island and Delaware. Experts say that it has lost very little of its size since breaking off the ice shelf, according to Yahoo News. However, when it meets the harsh, choppy waters of the Southern Ocean it is expected to weaken and lose its integrity. Read more....

 

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