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On March 7, 2002 scientists discover that part of Antarcticas Larsen Ice Shelf had broke away and sent iceberg’s into the Weddell Sea. Experts have different views about what might have caused the collapse of the ice shelf. All there explanations involve a warming trend in temperatures in that region. The broken chunks of the ice shelf was a whopping 650 feet thick and 1,300 square mile. That’s larger then the state of Rhode island!

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On March 7, 2002, scientists discovered that part of Antarctica's Larsen Ice Shelf had broken away and sent icebergs [delete apostrophe] into the Weddell Sea. Experts have different views about what might have caused the collapse of the ice shelf. All their explanations involve a warming trend in temperatures in that region. The broken chunks of the ice shelf were a whopping 650 feet thick and 1,300 square miles. That's larger than the state of Rhode Island!


Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
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03/2005