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Striped icebergs

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Norwegian sailor Oyvind Tangen has managed to take some beautiful pictures of striped icebergs whilst on board a research ship 660 miles north of Antarctica.

According to the article: "When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe.

Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea."

Click here for the story and more pictures from the Daily Mail.

Posted by Tim Fright on March 28, 2008 1:24 PM