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Ice Bridge Holding Antarctic Shelf in Place Shatters
“It’s amazing how the ice has ruptured,” said David Vaughan, a glaciologist with the British Antarctic Survey. “Two days ago it was intact,” he said, referring to a satellite image of the Wilkins ice shelf.
The satellite picture, by the European Space Agency, showed that a strip of ice about 25 miles long that is believed to pin the ice shelf in place had snapped.
The loss of the ice bridge could mean a wider breakup of the ice shelf, which is about the size of Connecticut.