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Ice on the Rocks

Ice on the Rocks
Photograph by Maria Stenzel

Small icebergs calving from the Antarctic Peninsula’s western Graham Coast only hint at what has happened on the other side of the peninsula. In 1995 more than 700 square miles (1,100 square kilometers) of the Larsen Ice Shelf broke into the sea, and smaller chunks have been following suit since then. The shelf is now smaller than ever seen before, and scientists believe that it may completely disintegrate in coming years. Warming temperatures are a likely culprit.



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