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Huge Icebergs floating away from Greenland toward Grand Banks

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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 10:40 PM
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From RSOE EDIS - 02/02/2011


An iceberg expert says there's a slim chance two gigantic islands of ice drifting south from the Arctic could reach Newfoundland's Grand Banks as early as August. Luc Desjardins, a senior forecaster with the Canadian Ice Service, says the icebergs have a long way to go and they could break up or get stuck in some Arctic bay in the months ahead. However, he says the unusually large bergs have a shallow draft, which means they could float over the Grand Banks. He says there's a one-in-a-million chance one of the frozen slabs could hit the Hibernia offshore oil platform, but it's anybody's guess what path they will take. One of the icebergs is 84 square kilometres, the other 65, making it about the size of Manhattan. Both were once part of a gigantic slab that calved from a glacier in northwestern Greenland last August.



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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 11:29 PM
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As if global collapse isn't enough to worry about, Titanic's revenge part 2 and 3 have set loose to scourge the open sea. Keep us posted if these rogue iceburgs interfere with anything.



 
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