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Massive Iceberg Breaks From Pine Island Glacier Massive Iceberg Breaks From Pine Island Glacier
Monday February 17, 2020

Last week, a massive iceberg broke from Pine Island Glacier, one of Antarctica's largest glaciers, which flows into the Amundsen Sea. Pine Island Glacier calving events appear to be occurring more frequently.
The NSF Research Vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer Diverted For Rescue Operation The NSF Research Vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer Diverted For Rescue Operation
Monday February 17, 2020

The RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer, currently supporting the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration project, diverted from science operations on February 13th to aid another vessel stuck in heavy ice. Rescue oprations were completed on February 15th.

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