Giant Iceberg Floats Toward NZ
Chunk of Antarctica spotted unusually far north
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2009 2:56 AM CST
Australian scientists spotted this giant iceberg floating off Macquarie Island.   (AP Photo/Australian Antarctic Division, Murray Potter)

(Newser) – A gigantic iceberg drifting unusually far north has been spotted by Australian researchers off an island south of Tasmania. The chunk of ice, 2,300 feet long and 1,000 feet deep, is floating toward New Zealand and could pose a danger to shipping when it splits into smaller chunks. Experts believe the iceberg is one of a number of icebergs, including one the size of Jamaica, that split from Antarctica in 2000 due to global warming and are slowly heading north.

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divetrader
Nov 14, 2009 7:25 AM CST
Keanu will rush to Sandra's rescue as for floats along on top of the glacier. Doom is in the air as Sandra can see an island in the distance that the iceberg might bump in several months.
USAHomeofthebrave
Nov 13, 2009 12:57 PM CST
Tell them njgreen--- 10 thunbs up.
njgreen
Nov 13, 2009 12:13 PM CST
Global warming is not the fault of humans. It's the fault of the globe. That's why it's called "global" warming. Though I guess the word "global" is itself a misnomer, since the world is actually flat. Hands off my money, liberal fascist tree-huggers!