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L. Hamilton

It seems like this could become an exotic tourist draw in Newfoundland. Boat or plane tours out to view it?

Thanks to Lord Soth & Neven for the update.

L. Hamilton

Ah, reality is way ahead of me. And it's a spectacular season for icebergs off Newfoundland already.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2011/07/15/nl-iceberg-great-year-715.html

Neven

Thanks for reminding me of the tourist excursions, Larry! I have added a nice video of the Berg.

Neven

From Larry's link:

Local companies have been harvesting the bergy bits to turn iceberg water into vodka, rum, or just pure and delicious bottled water.

How I would love to taste that water! I'm a bit of a water connoisseur/nut.

me.yahoo.com/a/nSjChi4X3vr8X3DRw93GkY1.cerja.8nvWk-

The piece from B that was aground on Coburg Island over winter is now drifting south and can be seen on MODIS off Devon Island.

Phil.

Seke Rob

On Lord Soth's "I did not expect it to make it down the Labrador Coast in one piece.", think to have read 1-2 weeks ago, maybe a bit longer, that the current size is about 1/4th of the original, the concerned article discussing the threat to various drilling isles in the region... a bit big to pull onto a different course, or one needs to do that for a very long time prior. If they could, tow it to Africa's Horn for the many thirsty there.

Neven
PII-A has slowly made its way southward, and in early July the 62.5 square kilometer ice island was traveling at 0.6 km/hour towards the Newfoundland coast.

NASA Image of the Day, July 6th

Seke Rob

That's an impressive speed TBH and a bazillion tonnes at that.

Janne Tuukkanen

Neven's was in my mind when I took this photo a week ago. Some melting arctic ice and fresh water for hot chocolate. Not sea ice thou. Tarfala Valley in Northern Sweden.

I'm not so sure if glacier water is healthy at all. Might be better bottle water from further downstream, when the stuff has gone through natural filtering processes and got some air and minerals in it.

michael sweet

On May 27 the Canadian Ice Service said

"It is possible that every iceberg along the mid and southern Labrador Coast at this time originated at one time from a Petermann fragment"

The smaller bergs are fragments coming from the larger islands.

Neven

Cool picture, Janne!

Yvan Dutil

Speaking of icebergs. There is this nice iceberg tracking website.

http://www.icebergfinder.com/iceberg-map.aspx

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