February 11, 2005


Everyone knows that most of an iceberg lies underwater. I have no idea if this photo is on the up and up (the lighting looks 'wrong' to me), but it's cool anyways. Here's the background that was attached to the photo.

This awesome picture came from a Rig Manager for Global Marine Drilling in St. Johns, Newfoundland. They actually have to divert the paths of these ice monsters away from the rig by towing them with ships!

On this particular day, the water was calm, and the sun was almost directly overhead. This allowed a diver to get into the water and click this photo. Amazingly clear water, isn't it?

They estimated the weight at 300,000,000 tons.

(in the extended entry)


Posted by Ted at February 11, 2005 04:07 AM
Category: SciTech

You're right to be suspicious: Go to Snopes and search on "iceberg"

Can't put the link up because $n0pe$.c0m is blocked...

Posted by: Victor and his seventeen pet rats at February 11, 2005 07:44 AM

Don't know why snopes.com was blocked, but now it ain't.

Anyways, you couldn't take a photo like that; just to get the surface of the water from that perspective you'd need a lens a mile wide.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at February 11, 2005 08:15 AM
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