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Amazing Icebergs!

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Icebergs can be a problem in Antarctica, as the ice melts and large chunks break off. It is tough for sea vessels around at the time to know just how deep these floating ice islands are. They also cause huge disturbances in the water when they break away.

Read about an unusually large iceberg that broke off in February 2020.

Iceberg twice the size of Washington, D.C., breaks off Pine Island glacier in Antarctica
Iceberg twice the size of Washington, D.C., breaks off Pine Island glacier in Antarctica

Now watch some videos showing what it is like when an iceberg breaks off!

Pine Island Massive Glacier Burst
NASA shares first pictures of massive Antarctic iceberg from Pine Island Glacier
Activity: Now have a go at Making Your Own Iceberg with our worksheet. You will soon realise just how much of the ice is under the water! Don't forget to send us your photographs of how you get on!

Upload Your Iceberg Photographs

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