Despite the fact that climate change is indeed a very real and growing problem and does impact Antarctica, it has nothing to do with this iceberg.
Melting of the Antarctic ice cap is contributing to globally rising ocean levels. However, scientists have noticed that the rate of ice loss in one glacial section has slowed.
Researchers from the University of East Anglia found that adjacent ice shelves contribute to instability in other ice shelves downstream.
The great big ocean is still 80% unexplored, but new scientific studies may help us understand and explore more of it.
It is estimated that the complete loss of the glacier and surrounding ice basins would raise the sea level from three to 10 feet.
After two years of the pandemic, one of the world's most remote regions - a 25-person Belgian outpost in Antarctica - was exposed to COVID-19.
All 36 patients have been evacuated to the city of Punta Arenas in Southern Chile.
Penguins most likely originated in Australia and New Zealand 22 million years ago, before the ancestors of the emperor and king penguins relocated to Antarctica.
“When the Crossvallia species were alive, New Zealand and Antarctica were very different from today – Antarctica was covered in forest and both had much warmer climates."