World's biggest iceberg captured by RAF cameras

A reconnaissance flight in the South Atlantic obtains spectacular imagery of the giant iceberg A68a.

bbcnews
today ~3 min

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A68a: World's biggest iceberg is fraying at the edges

High resolution imagery shows ocean waves are taking their toll on the giant ice block called A68a.

bbcnews
Dec. 2, 2020 ~4 min

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Will anyone ever find Shackleton's lost ship?

Last year's failed attempt to locate one of the world's great wrecks has lessons for future efforts.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 22, 2020 ~6 min

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Antarctica: Thousands of emperor penguin chicks wiped out

The second largest emperor penguin colony in Antarctica disappears, satellite images show.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 24, 2019 ~5 min

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Thousands of penguin chicks wiped out

The second largest emperor penguin colony in Antarctica disappears, satellite images show.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 24, 2019 ~4 min

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Antarctic: No role for climate in Halley iceberg splitting

Scientists say natural events are driving the ice changes near Britain's Halley base in Antarctica.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 5, 2019 ~5 min

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Climate change: Drilling in 'Iceberg Alley'

The huge blocks of ice that drift away from Antarctica have a story to tell about Earth's past - and its future.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 27, 2019 ~6 min

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Larsen ice shelf: Mission to explore uncovered Antarctic ecosystem

Scientists want to reach a section of Antarctic sea-floor exposed by the world's biggest iceberg.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 4, 2019 ~4 min

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Antarctic Weddell expedition targets Shackleton's lost ship

The coming days will see an attempt to locate the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance ship.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Jan. 25, 2019 ~4 min

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