The first massive iceberg sightings of the season were spotted off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, earlier this week. The arrival of the icebergs is ahead of schedule for the area.
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Alick Tsui captured this video of a huge iceberg floating near Ferryland. Rebecca Acton-Bond, Canadian Coast Guard’s acting superintendent of ice operations, told CBC, “Usually you don’t see these numbers until the end of May or June. So the amount of icebergs that we’re seeing right now, it really is quite something”.
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Bond said to CBC, “There are certainly a significant amount of icebergs out there. When you look at the iceberg chart it’s truly incredible.”
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The icebergs likely developed as chunks of ice that broke off from glaciers to the north near Greenland. North to northeast winds likely pushed the icebergs south. The wind direction will affect where the icebergs float in the future throughout the North Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of St. Lawrence.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels