Friday, 28 March 2008

Antarctic shelf 'hangs by thread'

A chunk of ice the size of the Isle of Man has started to break away from Antarctica. Since an ice shelf is a floating platform of ice, the break-up will have no impact on sea level. But scientists say it heightens concerns over the impact of climate change on this part of Antarctica. Link here.If you can watch this video here for amazing photography footage in Antarctica. Find out about glacier calving here and watch the youtube video also. Watch for the running penguins! Not so much happy feet but nearly wet feet. Would you fancy being in those kayaks?

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