Sea ice blocks mission to Larsen C Ice Shelf

Heavy sea ice has prevented an international team of scientists from reaching the area where the massive “A68” iceberg broke off from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in July 2017. When the iceberg calved it exposed parts of the seabed never accessible before due to the vast covering of ice. The team, from nine European institutions, had hoped to use this unique opportunity to discover more about this hidden Antarctic habitat. Instead, the scientists will now focus on the deep seabed off the Larsen A ice shelf. Read more

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