Monday, July 23, 2012

Ice island the bigger than Mahnattan on the move off Greenland

According to a report from Science Daily, an ice island twice the size of Manhattan has broken off the Petermann Glacier in Greenland. While it poses to direct threat to Amver ships in the area, it demonstrates the need for keen watch standing and programs such as Amver and the International Ice Patrol.

The report stated the last time such a large piece of ice broke free was in 2010, and before that in 1967.

Learn more about the ice conditions on the Icy Seas blog.

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