another giant iceberg has broken free from Antarctica, in a sign of increasing change. as NASA observes, “Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica is known for dispensing icebergs into the Amundsen Sea, but the frequency of such events appears to be on the rise.” the new iceberg, designated B-46 by researchers, covers about 71 square miles – more than three times the size of Manhattan – with cliffs at its edges towering 160 to 230 feet high

read more about this and other ocean news on Parley’s State of the Oceans dispatch

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