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Massive Icebergs Break Up in Southern Atlantic. Unknown Environmental Impact

Massive Icebergs Break Up in Southern Atlantic. Unknown Environmental Impact

One of the largest icebergs has been broken up in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Iceberg A68a was about the same size as Delaware when it was lost to Antarctica in 2017, weighing in at around 1 trillion tonnes. Scientists fear that melting ice from the Iceberg A68a has drained billions of tons of freshwater into the salty seas around South Georgia Island. This could have disastrous consequences for marine life and the environment.

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