NZ Herald:Iceberg on its way to our shores

Heather McCracken of the New Zealand Herald writes that a large iceberg, which has been spotted off the coast of New Zealand, could be coming closer.

The iceberg, estimated to be 50m high and 500m wide, and depending on currents could come into sight of the mainland.

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“NIWA oceanographer Mike Williams said it was unusual to see icebergs in that part of the Southern Ocean.

“”The only precedent for icebergs being seen that far north is the one that came through in November 2006,” he said.

“The 2006 iceberg, which broke off the Ronne Ice Shelf, came within 90km of the Otago coast. Sightseeing flights were arranged to view the iceberg.”