Icebergs arrive to Newfoundland, the “iceberg alley”.

Do you already have a picture with an iceberg? No? Then you would want to go to the “iceberg alley” which is in Canada, the area off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Icebergs or ice mountains are large pieces of freshwater ice that have broken off a glacier. Each spring huge blocks of ice drift down from the arctic to Newfoundland. In 1922 famous Titanic sank near this place, after what US and 12 other countries have formed the International Ice Patrol. Using modern devices and helicopters Ice Patrol warn ships of icebergs in North Atlantic.

The “iceberg alley” is full of traffic on the roads because there are many tourists taking pictures and enjoying the view. It is actually very beautiful. iceberg

It is known that icebergs show only a small part of their mass, the rest in hidden underwater.

Icebergs are huge chunks of ice, nevertheless they hold warmth within, so it takes a lot of time to melt. Most of those hulking ice mountains melt and disappear to the end of summer. Those ones that just arrived are bigger, so it would take them more time to melt, scientists say.

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