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A team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), is planning an urgent mission to investigate a mysterious marine ecosystem that's been hidden beneath an Antarctic ice shelf for up to 120,000 years. The researchers want to discover how this marine ecosystem will respond to environmental change in a climate-sensitive region... phys.org...
The massive calving of the Larsen C Ice Shelf A68 iceberg, which is four times the size of London, exposes around 5,818 km2 of seabed. The research team is planning a ship-borne research cruise to the region before the biological communities there begin to change following the movement of the giant iceberg. Read more at: phys.org...
will examine the marine ecosystem spanning the water column from the surface of the ocean all the way to the seabed and the sediment." Read more at: phys.org...
originally posted by: sapien82
I've always wondered if they are worried about them floating away couldnt they just chain it to the mainland so it freezes again intact
like use giant chains and anchors and basically tie them together?
I believe the iceberg was pushed of the glacier by the glacier moving down to-wards the ocean, so perhaps that might not be a good idea.