Mammoth iceberg may break off from Antarctic ice shelf

One of the largest icebergs at the South Pole is poised to break off from Antarctic ice shelf, say scientists. The deep crack in the Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf continues to cut across the ice. While the iceberg remains attached to the ice shelf, its outer end is moving at the highest speed ever recorded on this ice shelf. It has tripled in speed to more than ten metres per day between June 24 and 27, according to scientists of Project MIDAS, a UK-based Antarctic research project. When it eventually gives way, one of the largest icebergs on record will be set adrift.