Penguins at risk as world’s largest iceberg nears collision with an island

Designated A68a by the National Ice Centre, an iceberg larger than Rhode Island that broke off an Antarctic ice shelf in 2017 is nearing on South Georgia Island, a British territory in the South Atlantic Ocean.

As the iceberg is being steered by ocean currents to a position closer to the island, threat poses to penguins, seals and other unique wildlife.

According to David Long, director of the centre for remote sensing at Brigham Young University, “If it does hit the island, it will hit the undersea shelf and ground offshore.”  “Note that the island and iceberg are about the same size!” Long added.

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