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Photography of Wildlife & Natural Areas of Newfoundland, Iceberg alley.
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Notre Dame Bay...

A restless spring sea
chisels through a grounded
iceberg, carving 10,000 year
old ice into dynamic
but transient sculptures.

Iceberg Alley

The calving of 10,000 year old Greenland glaciers creates a flow of large icebergs that cross the North Atlantic to be swept by the tides of the Labrador current onto rocky shoals along the islands NE coast. Occasional strong NE breezes push the icebergs into the deep bays and inlets to be grounded and smashed against the rocks.

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Erosion in "real time".

iceberg alley

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The grinding against the bottom causes an upwelling of microscopic plant material that fuel the food chain coinciding with the spawning of capelin and herring that are in turn consumed by overwintering whales who follow the fish to shore in spring.




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