Iceberg B-17B

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NOAA satellite image of Iceberg B-17B, December 11, 2009.

Iceberg B-17B was an iceberg twice the size of Manhattan,[1] that floated in the southern ocean approximately 1,700 kilometres (1,100 mi) off the coast of Western Australia. Iceberg B-17B measured approximately 140 square kilometres (54 sq mi) and calved off the Ross Ice Shelf in 1999.[2]

In mid-December 2009 the Australian Bureau of Meteorology issued a warning to users of shipping lanes in the area.[1][3]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Giant iceberg heading toward Australia. CNN. Accessed 2009-12-9.
  2. Monster iceberg shedding hundreds of offshoots| yahoo! News
  3. "Shipping alert issued over giant iceberg". Associated Press. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-12-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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