Giant Iceberg Headed For Australia
A huge iceberg, that is about 54 square miles in size, is a “once-in-a-lifetime rarity for both its size and the length of its journey.” It is one of the biggest icebergs ever seen in this part of the world. Usually, icebergs break-up into small pieces.
“It’s very rare, uncommon, but not unusual,” Australian Antarctic Division glaciologist Dr Neal Young.
“Icebergs do come from time to time and they can be very big, but it can be a long time before we spot one – so it’s really a once-in-a-lifetime sighting.”
When the iceberg broke off Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf in 2000, it was 3 times as large. Since then, it has been drifting north.