The A-81 iceberg is the latest chunk to split from the Brunt Ice Shelf.
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In January, an iceberg roughly twice the size of New York City split off from Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf.
Back in 2012, scientists noticed the first signs of activity in a dormant chasm in the ice.
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“This calving event has been expected and is part of the natural behaviour of the Brunt Ice Shelf. It is not linked to climate change.”