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]

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Coordinates: 48°47′59″S 107°30′02″E / 48.79972°S 107.50056°E / -48.79972; 107.50056