Floating Iceberg the Size of Singapore in Southern Ocean

 

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A 700 sq km iceberg that split from Pine Island Glacier (PIG) in Antarctica last July is now moving through the Southern Ocean. UK researchers following its movement said if this current iceberg follows the trajectory of previous ones, it will bring the Singapore-size floating island of ice into international shipping lanes.

The iceberg comes from PIG, the longest and fastest flowing glacier in the Antarctic. The glacier sheds icebergs every 6-10 years. The world’s largest recorded iceberg is the B-15, which measured 11,000 sq km at its peak.

Via Time