Giant Iceberg

A monstrous chunk of ice measuring 54 square miles is floating just 1,056 miles off the coast of Australia. The iceberg, which is twice the size of New York’s Manhattan Island, detached from an Antarctic ice shelf 10 years ago. It has surprised scientists by remaining intact during its journey north.

The drifting chunk has prompted iceberg warnings to ships in the area. Scientists say the ice would melt in warmer waters before drawing too close to the Australian mainland.


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