The giant berg A-68 looks finally to be on the move.
Recent weeks have seen it shuffle back and forth next to the Antarctic ice shelf from which it broke away.
But the latest satellite imagery now indicates the near-6,000 sq km block is swinging out into the Weddell Sea.
A wide stretch of clear water has opened up between the berg’s southern end and the remaining Larsen shelf structure, suggesting A-68 is set to swing around and head north.
This is the direction the Weddell currents should take the iceberg.
Polar experts expect the trillion-tonne block to essentially bump along the shelf edge until it reaches the great eastward movement of ocean water known as the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.
This would then export what is one of the largest bergs ever recorded out into the South Atlantic.
How far A-68 actually gets along this predicted path is anyone’s guess, …
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