B-15A

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Iceberg B-15A is a fragment of a much larger iceberg (B-15) that broke away from the Ross Ice Shelf in March 2000. Scientists believe that the enormous piece of ice broke away as part of a long-term natural cycle every 50-100 years, or so in which the shelf, which is roughly the size of Texas, sheds pieces much as human fingernails grow and break off.

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