VERY INTERESTING ICEBERG OBSERVATIONS
Neal Thayer, a biological oceanographer and senior ice observer, refers to icebergs as metamorphic rocks that happen to be made of water. Their ice was formed under pressure, so they last like a rock and fracture like a rock.
Experienced sailors (in iceberg regions) say at night or in foggy conditions when you might not be able to see the icebergs, you can hear and smell them. One old sailor said they smell like cucumbers.
For more interesting facts and trivia about icebergs, visit Icebergs of Newfoundland and Labrador listed below in our Chart of Websites.
We have only touched the "tip of the iceberg," so to speak. If you want to delve deeper and go below the snow line, try researching these topics: Ice streams, Glaciers, Icecap, Ice sheet, Firn, Moraines, Bedrock, and Crevasse.
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