Giant Iceberg Breaks Free of Antarctica

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    Estimated to weigh one trillion tons!

    After a large chunk of ice breaks away, sunlight, plankton and fish take over and transform the ecosystem pretty quickly, marine biologist Phil Trathan explained to Live Science last year.

    It will be sort of a chain reaction. As you get productivity happening then you’ll get more species coming in, and so there will be quite significant changes over relatively short time scales.”

    Courtesy of an international agreement, the area will be off-limits for any commercial operations – fishing included – for two years at the least

    More @ Giant iceberg “A68” takes off from Antarctica mainland to the Southern Ocean
     
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    In order for a giant piece of ice to break, means that a giant piece of ice formed because it was that cold. Of course it will break when it becomes heavy, when it become so large it extends far out into the extremes of the ocean.
     
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