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An extremely rare flipped over iceberg | KFN Travel guide

An extremely rare flipped over iceberg

Icebergs can flip over when they break away from large glaciers, or if they melt in a way that changes their weight, causing it to tip over.

Unlike all the icebergs surrounding it, the otherworldly blue mountain of ice was entirely free of snow and debris, displaying a polished sky-blue surface.

About 90 percent of any iceberg lies below the surface, which makes iceberg flips an extremely rare occurrence. Salt water is much denser than fresh water, which causes icebergs to float. But when they melt, their weight distribution can change, making it possible for some icebergs to turn over completely.

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And when such a flip does occur, the consequences can be devastating. For example, larger iceberg flips can trigger tsunamis that can damage ships lying in their path.

Flipped icebergs’ undersides color can vary from blue to green because ice absorbs red light and reflects blue. They will keep that color for the rest of their lives.

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