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Iceberg candy

Iceberg candy

"It reminds me of striped candy I bought as a child," said a Norwegian sailor, looking at a blue, green, & brown-striped Antarctic iceberg. Most icebergs appear white because they contain tiny bubbles that scatter light in all directions. Water that pools in cracks in an iceberg may freeze so fast that bubbles have no time to form. That band of frozen water will appear blue. As an ice sheet travels downhill to the sea, it picks up sediment. When icebergs break off from the ice sheet & fall into the water, the sediment remains as brown, black and yellow lines. A layer of algae-rich seawater may then freeze to the bottom of an iceberg, forming a green stripe.

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Last updated by curious on Feb. 14, 2009

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