Critter-finding mission to Antarctica’s Larsen C iceberg scrapped

Too much ice prevented the research vessel from reaching the calving site

Antarctic ice

PACKED ICE  Floating ice — 4- or 5-meters-thick in some places — choking the Weddell Sea ended a British Antarctic Survey research vessel’s mission to the Larsen C ice shelf in February. The mission planned to explore seafloor life newly exposed after a giant iceberg split off from the shelf last July.

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