Gigantic iceberg grounded off NL Coast

Posted by on Thursday, July 6, 2017
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There is another iceberg drawing crowds.

This time in Bonavista.

There are three gigantic icebergs near the town that can easily be reached by boat.

One of the icebergs are grounded in 120 metres of water.

There are far more icebergs this year as opposed to previous years.

90% of icebergs seen off Newfoundland and Labrador come from the glaciers of western Greenland. The rest come from glaciers on islands in Canada's Arctic area.

Every year about 40,000 medium- to large-sized icebergs break off, or calve, from Greenland glaciers. Only about 400-800 make it as far south as St. John's, but these numbers can vary greatly from year to year.




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