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In part 1 of our “Ice is Nice” series, you learned how glaciers are formed in cold regions through the accumulation of snow for hundreds or thousands of years. In the Arctic and Antarctica, glaciers grow so large that they flow down from the mountains into the sea, where they become tidewater glaciers. Let’s take a closer look at what happens next.
Did you know that Antarctica is twice the size of Australia? I didn’t until I signed up for an Antarctica Cruise with Poseidon Expeditions.
Although Antarctica is larger than Europe, the average person in the street knows very little about the world’s southernmost continent. If anything, they probably imagine an endless stretch of snow devoid of life. The reality is quite different.
Ice is a defining element of the polar environment. It is also a quintessential aspect of the polar expedition experience. On a cruise to the