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Monster iceberg's pivot and turn

Monster iceberg's pivot and turn

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The monster Antarctic iceberg A-68 looks finally to be on the move. For 13 months after breaking away from the White Continent's long peninsula, the trillion-tonne block did little more than shuffle back and forth on the spot.But now its southern end has swung round almost 90 degrees, indicating the berg has been caught in ocean currents. The approaching southern summer should only assist its anticipated slow drift northwards, experts say. "After more than a year of moving to and fro near its parent ice shelf, iceberg A-68, which calved from the Larsen C Ice Shelf on 12 July 2017, has finally escaped," commented Prof Adrian Luckman from Swansea University, UK. "Until recently, the iceberg was hemmed...