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Icebergs Breaking off Alexander Island, Antarctica

February 28th, 2009 Category: Climate Change

Wilkins Ice Shelf, Antarctica - February 25th, 2009

Wilkins Ice Shelf, Antarctica - February 25th, 2009

An arm of ice stretches between Alexander Island (bottom), the largest island in Antarctica,  and Charcot Island (top), a nunatak. The latter is completely visible in the full image.

Towards the bottom, many icebergs can be seen breaking off the sides of Alexander Island, in a brick-like pattern.

These islands and icebergs are connected by the Wilkins Ice Shelf, in Antarctica’s Wilkins Sound.

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