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Giant 19km iceberg B17B heading for Western Australia
December 9, 2009
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Giant 19km iceberg B17B heading for Western Australia From: The Courier-Mail December 09, 2009 11:11AM

A GIANT iceberg bigger than Sydney harbour is drifting north from Antarctica towards Western Australia, scientists have revealed.
The iceberg, which is 19km long by 8km wide and known as B17B, was spotted by Australian Antarctic Division glaciologist Neal Young using satellite images taken by NASA and the European Space Agency.

Dr Young told The Courier-Mail the iceberg was about 1700km south-south-west of the West Australian coast and moving north with the ocean current and prevailing wind.

“B17B is a very significant one in that it has drifted so far north while still largely intact.

"It’s one of the biggest sighted at those latitudes, now 48.8º S and 107.5º E.

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Dr Young said the iceberg was slowly breaking up, resulting in hundreds more smaller icebergs in the area.

B17B calved from the eastern end of the Ross Ice Shelf nearly 10 years ago.

http://www.news.com.au/breakin.....5808551351

its heading my way,how cool is that

December 9, 2009
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on her way...

December 9, 2009
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Well, lets face it ........

Australia could live with the loss of W.A.

December 9, 2009
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hey i live here Laugh

it would be interesting to see how the berg handles a tropical cyclone,due soon enough...

December 9, 2009
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"chiselray" wrote: hey i live here Laugh

it would be interesting to see how the berg handles a tropical cyclone,due soon enough...

cyclone, WA.

Im in Darwin N.T

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December 10, 2009
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Rath,

why don't you hire a dingy, rider out to her and gives us your opinion.

Is it as big as they say it is? Laugh 😛

Bring Em Home Cole

December 10, 2009
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Whats the big deal? The thing is so huge, it could never reach shore. Icebergs have far more ice under the water, and all it would do is run aground probably miles form anything and melt.

December 11, 2009
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I say time to make some slushies !!!!!

Just don't eat the yellow snow... Laugh

BloodStone...

If it were raining hookers, I'd get hit by a fag.

December 20, 2009
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slushy heaven...why waste it ..lol the yellow snow is the __urine__ right?

so greeny isnt scared off an iceberg and rath lives in darwin...its great to be back.. :mrgreen:
Today its kf hot and thunderstorms are due for 3 days ...im gonna hate this..Darwin must be killing you rath

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