This perfectly rectangular-shaped iceberg was spotted on October 16 by NASA’s IceBridge program, which flies planes over the poles to capture photos, near the Larsen-C ice shelf. “It’s not uncommon to see that in Antarctica – although that [the tabular iceberg spotted by NASA] is a fresh and sharp looking one,” said Ted Scambos, a senior research scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“For years, Antarctic scientists have documented the curiously straight-edged icebergs floating in the water after snapping off from ice shelves – the ends of massive glaciers that float over the ocean. In 2008 the British Antarctic Survey flew over a whole collection of these freakishly perfect tabular icebergs, which had broken off of the Wilkins Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula,” according to Yahoo News.