Ecosystems

What is Iceberg B-15?
Answered by Planet Green
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  1. Iceberg B-15 was the largest iceberg ever discovered by the U.S. National Ice Center. It was about 4,500 square miles (7,242 square kilometers) in area and half a mile thick. A remnant of the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica, Iceberg B-15 was bigger than twice the amount of usual icebergs that break off from Antarctica. In 2005, a swell from an Alaskan winter storm traveled to Antarctica and smashed the massive iceberg into land. When B-15 broke up, even its smaller chunks were larger than most icebergs.

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