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Large piece of ice from freshwater

  • They are ice pieces that broke off from a snow-formed glacier or ice shelf and is floating in open water.
  • They rest on shallower water and remain still becoming ice ilands or ice scour.
  • The largest known iceberg in the North Atlantic was 168 metres (551 ft) above sea level.
  • When an iceberg melts, it makes a fizzing sound called "Bergie Seltzer".
  • Icebergs are monitored worldwide by the U.S. National Ice Center (NIC).
  • The International Ice Patrol was formed in 1914 in response to the Titanic disaster.
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