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Birth of a berg

 

Orin Pierson / Petersburg Pilot

Glacial calving occurs when large chunks of ice break off the edge of a glacier, crashing to the water from potentially quite high up. Even a small glacial calving like the one above, seen at LeConte Glacier on Friday, can create potentially hazardous waves. Sightseers should maintain a safe distance from the glacier's face.



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