Watch rare footage of a floundering iceberg

2014-07-03 10:22

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Cape Town – Startling footage was taken near the French Shore on the Northern Peninsula of a massive iceberg flipping in the water.

According to a report on Yahoo news, the footage was taken in the heart of Iceberg Alley near Croque in Newfoundland and Labrador near France.

Scientists said every year a number of large icebergs drift through the alley, travelling from as far as Greenland.

Some of the ice can be at least 10 000 years old.

In April Scientists were monitoring an iceberg roughly five times the size of Gauteng, one of the largest now in existence that broke off from an Antarctic glacier and was heading into the open ocean.

Nasa glaciologist Kelly Brunt said the iceberg covers about 660km2 and is up to 500m thick. Known as B31, the iceberg separated from Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier in November, Brunt added.

"It's one that's large enough that it warrants monitoring", Brunt said, noting that US government organisations including the National Ice Centre keep an eye on dozens of icebergs at any given time.

Check the video here.

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