This is my summary:
I have always been interested in the environment and its wildlife, along with the damage humanity has caused. I recently read an article on National Geographic, about the largest iceberg on the planet, which is shaped like a “closed hand with an index finger pointing forward”, currently located near Georgia, about 31 miles away. The article talks about how it poses a threat to the country’s biodiversity.
According to the article, composed by Sarah Gibbens, the 95 miles long and 30 miles wide iceberg A68 was caused to be broken off the coast of Antarctica Peninsula and was slowly heading north. However it’s course was quickly altered by an ocean current, which sent it into the South Atlantic Ocean and it is now going for South Georgia. For the moment, it still remains a mystery what A68’s next move will be, while the scientists are closely watching it.
South Georgia is home to many antarctic species, like penguins, seals and a small population of the endangered blue whales. If the iceberg groups in place it would create a wall between the land and the “feeding grounds” inhabited by fish and antarctic krill that provide food to the seal, penguins and certain whale species. This would cause depopulation of the animal’s food resources leading to their own.
This article gave me some very interesting information and judging the fact that it was published by the official online site of National Geographic, it is probably correct. I think it provides us with accurate information, due to inclusion of the A68 iceberg’s history, a brief description of Georgia’s biodiversity and what is threatening it.
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