A 12-mile long iceberg which broke off from Antarctica 10 years ago is now closer to Australia than any iceberg has gotten to the continent in over a century. The mega-iceberg is now just a third of its original size and continues to break up into pieces, posing a shipping hazard in the south Pacific. Here is more information, and photos, on the huge berg.

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JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

What if it sinks Australia?! All we'll have left to remember it by are some plush koalas and a few VHS copies of Crocodile Dundee. This is the worst!

posted on Wed, 12/09/2009 - 2:29pm
drcyrus's picture
drcyrus says:

Hi JGordon, this means pure water without salt, let`s share n go there. fill bottle by them and sell to tropical touriststt: tt
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posted on Fri, 12/25/2009 - 1:02pm
loserville-GIRL-'s picture
loserville-GIRL- says:

Yes that is very sad

posted on Thu, 01/28/2010 - 9:09pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I dont think that it will happen anytime soon

posted on Sat, 03/13/2010 - 2:19pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Wow , scary.

Ship drivers of the Antarctic, beware!!!!

Stay safe, guys.

posted on Sat, 01/23/2010 - 12:14pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

wow ice in australia ,amzing,mindblowing

posted on Sat, 01/23/2010 - 4:30pm
Eman23451's picture
Eman23451 says:

Scary!

posted on Thu, 02/04/2010 - 2:50pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

cool

posted on Sat, 02/27/2010 - 7:35pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! car ful!

posted on Sat, 03/06/2010 - 1:38pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

very interesting

posted on Sun, 03/07/2010 - 1:11pm
Amused's picture
Amused says:

Ha ha o come on it's a hoax

posted on Sat, 04/03/2010 - 5:05pm
Paige McCoy's picture
Paige McCoy says:

AWESOME!!! GET OUT THE SLEDS!!!!!!!! ...Or not. But, hey, it would be kinda fun if you didn't live there... yeah...

posted on Sat, 04/03/2010 - 5:28pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i say it that we'll find a way to get around it! like we always do!

posted on Sat, 04/17/2010 - 11:25am
regg's picture
regg says:

What kind of effect do you think this will have on tourism in Australia? For one think people will quit the maritime ways, the pieces of iceberg are a risk for ships on the other hand I think people would be curious to see the pieces of ice floating in the ocean. I would definitely have some bookings at Anaheim hotels just for that.

posted on Fri, 08/20/2010 - 7:02am
tuningval's picture
tuningval says:

The Australian Antarctic Division said the iceberg was part of a flotilla that would have broken off from a larger ice flow that possibly came from the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica's largest.

Val - cfd broker.

posted on Tue, 05/03/2011 - 1:42am

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