The original title of this post was Icebergs, but it turns out there are parameters for classifying a frozen chunk of freshwater an iceberg. An iceberg must be five meters above sea level, 30-50 meters thick, and cover a minimum area of 500 square meters. Smaller chunks of ice are called growlers or bergy bits. Like icebergs, they can come from a glacier, but can also be broken-off pieces of an iceberg.

Whatever they are called, there is a fascinating variety in size, shape, and color.

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Images © Melissa Corcoran.

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