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A23a: World's Biggest Iceberg On The Move After 30 Years.

By - Manjeet Dabas

A23a: World's Biggest Iceberg

The iceberg is called A23a and is the largest iceberg in the world

A23a: World's Biggest Iceberg

A23a is three times the size of New York City and spans almost 4,000 square kilometres (or 1,500 square miles) in area

A23a: World's Biggest Iceberg

A23a broke off from the Antarctic coastline in 1986 and became grounded in the Weddell Sea

A23a: World's Biggest Iceberg

The iceberg is finally moving away from Antarctica after being stuck on the seafloor for almost 40 years

A23a: World's Biggest Iceberg

Recent satellite images show that the iceberg is now moving past the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula and headed toward the Southern Ocean

A23a: World's Biggest Iceberg

The iceberg’s movement is not linear; it meanders across the vast expanse, navigating a course shaped by the forces of nature

A23a: World's Biggest Iceberg

Icebergs, once set adrift, become part of a delicate dance with ocean currents and winds

A23a: World's Biggest Iceberg

A23a’s movement is being closely monitored by scientists, as it is rare to see an iceberg of this size on the move

A23a: World's Biggest Iceberg

The iceberg’s journey presents both challenges and opportunities for scientific observation

A23a: World's Biggest Iceberg

The iceberg’s movement could possibly block access to South Georgia Island for millions of seals, penguins, and seabirds which breed and forage there