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Journaling Antarctica, a Love for the Ice    Antarctica

Journaling Antarctica, a Love for the Ice

Excerpt from a daily report aboard National Geographic Explorer on February 23, 2013.

Just off shore, in deeper water, lay the massive rotting tabular bergs that may stay locked up in the sea ice for years as they bounce around the Weddell Sea. In the afternoon we were able to get a sense of the thousands of years of snowfall represented by these floating buildings as the captain brought the bow of National Geographic Explorer fairly close to a floating tabular berg in Antarctic Sound. The conditions were perfect and silent as we marveled at the vast amount of water represented in this huge chunk of ice lying in water colder than itself.

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