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Mega Iceberg dumped huge volume of fresh water

Iceberg bearing down on South Georgia

The monster iceberg A68 was dumping more than 1.5 billion tonnes of fresh water into the ocean every single day at the height of its melting. To put that in context, it’s about 150 times the amount of water used daily by all UK citizens. A68 was, for a short period, the world’s biggest iceberg.

It covered an area of nearly 6,000 sq km (2,300 sq miles) when it broke free from Antarctica in 2017. But by early 2021, it had vanished.

One trillion tonnes of ice, gone.

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Researchers are currently busy trying to gauge the impact A68 had on the environment.

And a team led from Leeds Un...

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