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Giant chunk of ice breaks off Antarctica glacier

According to reports, a chunk of ice four times size of Manhattan has broken off Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica. Scientists, who first noticed a large rift in Pine Island's center last March, say that since the ice chunk was part of a glacier, it will not raise sea levels. However scientists add that the glacier is melting differently from other parts of Antarctica - forming cracks in its center under the ice instead of breaking apart from the sides. This unusual behavior is said to be due to warmer ocean waters and could expose ice on Antarctica that will raise sea levels if the pattern continues.


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