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2005-04-01 07:15:49

The threat of sea access being blocked to US and New Zealand bases in Antarctica may have receded after the world's largest iceberg broke free from the McMurdo Sound sea bed last month, New Zealand Antarctic officials said.

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2005-03-19 09:20:00

Envisat radar imagery confirms that the B-15A iceberg – the world's largest floating object – is adrift once more after two months aground on a shallow seamount. This latest development poses a renewed threat to the nearby pier of land-attached ice known as the Drygalski ice tongue.

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2005-02-03 07:23:14

U.S. ships have delivered food, fuel and equipment to Antarctic science bases, despite fears they would not be able to pass through the ice pack formed behind the world's largest iceberg, officials said Thursday.

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2004-12-28 08:31:01

NASA satellites have witnessed a 100-mile-long iceberg near McMurdo Research station move like a battering ram toward Drygalski Ice Tongue. "It's a clash of the titans, a radical and uncommon event," says Robert Bindshadler, a researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and if the two giant slabs of ice collide, we could see one of the best demolition derbies on the planet.

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2004-12-14 07:37:38

A remnant of the largest iceberg ever recorded is blocking Antarctica's McMurdo Sound, threatening tens of thousands of penguin chicks with starvation and cutting off a supply route for three science stations, a New Zealand official said Tuesday.


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