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Larsen C Iceberg Calves — Trillion Tons of Ice, the Size of Delaware

For months we have been watching a vast crack in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice-shelf in the Weddell Sea.  Today, a huge block of ice calved from the ice-sheet, forming one of the largest icebergs in recorded history. The new Larsen … Continue reading

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Listening to the Eerie Songs of Icebergs & Glaciers

In the summer of 1997, researchers at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) detected a mysterious ultra-low frequency underwater sound over an acoustic hydrophone array in the Pacific ocean.  They had no idea what it was. was it some form of … Continue reading

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In Newfoundland’s Iceberg Alley, Bergs Threaten Ships & Attract Torusits

Hundreds of icebergs have drifted into major shipping lanes off Newfoundland, forcing ships to go far out of their way to steer clear of the massive ice mountains. “It’s the only place in the world where icebergs intersect in a … Continue reading

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Did a 100,000 Year Old Iceberg Sink the Titanic? Or Perhaps a 4 Year Old Iceberg?

The headlines are great. “Iceberg that Sank the Titanic 100,000 years old” and “Titanic iceberg was a 100,000-year-old giant” and “Iceberg that sank the Titanic was 100,000-years-old and of monstrous size” and so and so on. Dozens of headlines and … Continue reading

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Photo of Iceberg That Sank the Titanic Up for Sale

No one aboard the Titanic took a photograph of the iceberg that sank the famous ship in 1912, but two sailors made sketches of the berg, which had a distinctly elliptical shape. It so happens that two days before, what … Continue reading

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First All White Adult Orca Whale

Since around 1991, whale watchers in Australia have kept an eye out for an all-white humpback whale, which they have named Migaloo. Recently researchers have spotted an all-white male orca whale off the coast of Russia. The whales, which they … Continue reading

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