Manhattan-Size Ice Island Cracks in Half

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 3, 2007   View Article

A Manhattan-size Arctic ice shelf that broke away from Canada’s Ellesmere Island in August 2005 has broken in half, satellite pictures reveal.

Aided by record low Arctic sea ice levels this past summer, the Ayles Ice Island had drifted unusually far south.

Related Posts

Who’s Driving That Tanker? New Polar Code For Sailing Emerges

Giant Waves Pose New Risk for Ships in Ice-Diminished Arctic

Arctic Ship Traffic and Oil Spill Worries Rise as Ice Recedes

Climate Change Catastrophes Ahead? Here’s How We Can Prepare

The Next Exxon Valdez? Remote Alaskan Waters, Experts Fear

© 2008-2010 Collected Writings By John Roach