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Antarctic shelf-ice berg, Antarctic Peninsula

Calving is the name for the process of a piece of ice (sometimes kilometers wide) breaking off an ice shelf and becoming an iceberg. Large tabular icebergs, such as the one pictured, are common off the Antarctic peninsular.

Year: 2016

From album: Antarctic biodiversity

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Antarctica Arctic Atlantic change climate Environmental Global ocean Pacific Southern worldwide

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