Of the largest iceberg in the world, only a small piece remained, which was destroyed in the famous “iceberg graveyard. This was the consequence of its long voyage across the Southern Ocean. The size of this giant is amazing: its area is 5.8 thousand square kilometers.
The iceberg was formed in 2017 from the Larsen C glacier, located on the Antarctic Peninsula. It broke off and began moving into the open sea. Along the way it scattered into several pieces and finally reached the “iceberg graveyard” near South Georgia Island. Here the icebergs, mixing with the currents, form dangerous areas for ships and other vessels.
Fortunately, no serious consequences have been recorded. However, scientists are still monitoring the remaining piece of iceberg, which continues to move north.
Experts note that such icebergs are becoming more and more frequent as a result of climate change. The collapse of the Larsen C iceberg indicates that Antarctica continues to lose ice in significant quantities. This is an alarming sign for the world, as it could lead to rising sea levels and other serious consequences.