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Exploring Antarctica’s islands of ice

Greg Stone, Ph.D.
New England Aquarium

Wednesday, April 17, 2002
3:00 p.m.–Pacific Forum

In March 2000, an iceberg the size of Connecticut broke free from Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf and began a journey that has not ended. At the time it calved, B-15 was the largest iceberg ever recorded and contained enough freshwater to supply the United States for five years. The National Geographic Society, the New England Aquarium, and the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute sponsored an expedition to study this and other icebergs in the Ross Sea during January-March 2001. Dr. Greg Stone was the co-expedition leader and chief scientist of this ice diving expedition. He will show images and video from the expedition and discuss science highlights that relate to iceberg ecology and marine mammals of the Southern Ocean. Dr. Stone is Vice President for Global Marine Programs at the New England Aquarium. He wrote a story on this expedition for the December 2001 National Geographic magazine .

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