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A Chunk of ice larger than Manhattan breaks off of Antarctica!

That's right! A massive chunk of ice broke off of the Brunt Ice Shelf in the Antarctic on Friday February 28, 2021. This calving was not a surprise, scientists have been waiting and preparing for this moment.

Turns out calving is quite common, every year there are about 10,000-15,000 icebergs born to the seas, but usually they are much smaller! Learn more about the scientists who studied on the Brunt Ice Shelf and witnessed this extraordinary event HERE!

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