One of the world’s biggest icebergs has detached itself ftom the Antarctic ice shelf and is heading towards the South Atlantic island of South Georgia.
The iceberg is twice the size of the area of Greater London and has a depth of about 400 metres.
It actually split from the ice shelf in the Weddell Sea in the 1980’s but remained grounded as an ice island.
It is now drifting northwards from Antarctica .The string ocean currents in the South Atlantic point to it eventually reaching South Georgia where it’s feared it could impact on one of the world’s biggest penguin, seabird and seal breeding areas.
Destination – Antarctica