A huge block of ice looks ready to break away from the Larsen C ice sheet in Antarctica - an event that could lead to a dangerously high sea level rise.
This 'Antartic Diamond' is one of the earth's most beautiful, yet rare phenomenon.
A huge number, 150,000, of Adélie penguins have disappeared from Antarctica's Commonwealth Bay. A recent study tied the occurrence to a giant iceberg that grounded in the area, isolating the penguins and causing them to starve to death. But critics are challenging that claim, suggesting that the birds relocated, instead.
When a giant iceberg crashed down in Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica, in 2010 it isolated a colony of Adélie penguins. Having to trek much farther for food, 150,000 penguins have died, putting the colony at risk of extinction.
A colossal iceberg roughly six times the size of Manhattan - one of the largest in existence - has been under close watch since it detached from Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier (PIG) in July.