Until a while ago, another giant piece broke off from A68A, the world’s largest iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg.
UK government, South atlanticHe had sent a research team to the iceberg that was drifting towards South Georgia Island in Turkey last month.
But there are concerns that the ship belonging to the British Antarctic Research Foundation will not have anything to examine until it reaches the region.
Satellite images show two giant fragments drifting together about 135 kilometers southeast of South Georgia. The two blocks, which are currently moving together, are expected to diverge soon.
When A68A broke off the Larsen C Continental Shelf in July 2017, it was 5,800 square kilometers.
Measurements made last week showed that the size of the iceberg decreased to 2 thousand 450 square kilometers.
Four of the pieces that broke from the iceberg came within 60 kilometers of South Georgia Island.The world is warming fast: another bad news has arrived
The iceberg was named A68a by the US National Ice Center. While the name of the main mass does not change, each piece or “baby icebergs” that are broken are named with a new letter. The last block to divide is called A68g.
The threat to the penguins has been largely removed
There was concern that if the iceberg hit South Georgia Island and landed, the penguins and seals in the area would block their way to food sources.
It is stated that with the new split in the iceberg, this danger has largely disappeared.Last calamity of climate change: last glacier in Venezuela is melting too
South Georgia is the world’s most important breeding ground for penguins and herons.
It is estimated that 30 million birds and 2 million seals, including seven million penguins, live on the island.
It was thought that with the melting of the 200-meter-deep iceberg, the sea water temperature would change, and large amounts of fresh water would be released, so the life of all sea creatures in the region from planktonic organisms to whales would be adversely affected.
Experts still find that iceberg pieces are the main food source of penguins and seals. the fishand he says it might make it difficult to find krill.