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Ross Ice Shelf Quick Facts:

  • Largest ice shelf in the southern hemisphere
  • Is approximately square miles (487,000 sq km)
  • The vertical ice front is between 15 to 50 (15 to 50 m) above the water surface, with approximately 90% of the floating ice below sea level


Ross Ice Shelf

The Ross Ice Shelf was originally called the Ross Ice Barrier because it prevented ships from sailing south. It is the largest ice shelf in the southern hemisphere and encompasses an area of square miles (487,000 sq km). The ice shelf is approximately 600 km) long and the surface area rises between ## feet (15 to 50 m).


Best way to see and experience the Ross Ice Shelf

More will follow on the Bay of Fundy as it is declared an official or notable wonder of Oceania.