From: The Washington Times: Huge iceberg threatens Antarctic penguins
A remnant of the largest iceberg ever recorded is blocking Antarctica's McMurdo Sound, threatening tens of thousands of penguin chicks with starvation and cutting off a supply route for three science stations, a New Zealand official said yesterday.
The iceberg, known as B15A, measures about 1,200 square miles, said Lou Sanson, chief executive of the government scientific agency Antarctica New Zealand.
He called it "the largest floating thing on the planet right now" and said U.S. researchers estimate it contains enough water to supply Egypt's Nile River complex for 80 years.
Tens of thousands of the chicks could starve in coming weeks because the ice buildup in the sound has cut off their parents' access to waters where they catch their fish.
The iceberg is located between McMurdo Sound and Franklin Island to the south and is moving north toward the sound at about 1.2 miles a day.
Originally posted by shots
No it is not moving South. The source clearly states North that is the only way it can go considering it is in the Antartic.
Originally posted by rai76
Does anyone know if there will be some live coverage of this. I heard that in a few days it will hit Antarctica. Would be cool if they film it. There not sure yet what the impact will be, altough we should not be worried, but it's still interesting to see I gues. Remind me of the movie The Day After Tomorrow.
From: Scoop: "NASA: Slow-Motion Collision Near McMurdo Imminent"
NASA satellites will be there to watch the show.