Thursday, May 24, 2012

Icebergs 5

Icebergs  5

In 2003, a large tabular iceberg floated into Conception Bay and eventually became grounded near Spaniard's Bay. It remained there most of the summer as it melted and broke apart. Today's photos were taken during my first visit to the iceberg.

It is hard to believe that these large floating islands of ice were formed around 10,000 years ago in Greenland. Of course, in recent years more and more glaciers around the world are receding at an alarming rate because of global warming. In fact many of the icebergs around Newfoundland and Labrador this year are from one gigantic piece of ice that broke off a glacier in Greenland two years ago.

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