The iceberg known as B9B broke off from a massive floating ice sheet
in East Antarctica in the last month. Scientists fear that it may wedge near a continent and in so doing affect ocean circulation patterns in the Atlantic and Southern Oceans.
According to E360 Digest
, “The iceberg, roughly the size of Luxembourg, broke off earlier this month from the 100-mile long Mertz Glacier Tongue, which juts into the Southern Ocean. The iceberg was created, in part, because an even larger iceberg — 60 miles long — rammed into the Mertz Glacier Tongue and dislodged the Luxembourg-sized slab of ice, which is 1,300 feet thick.” Read more...