Thursday, June 12, 2008

After Ice Age, Ice Bergs Floated Off South Carolina Coast

Following the last ice age, as the great North American ice sheets disintegrated, "a flotilla of icebergs" drifted into the Atlantic and reached as far south as the South Carolina coast, reports New Scientist.

Scientists are able to trace the paths of ancient icebergs by examining "gouges" where they ran into shallow sea beds. The South Carolina gouges are just 10 to 100 meters wide, but about 10 kilometers long.

So what? Come on. How could it not be cool to see a giant ice berg (or imagine ice bergs) looming off the coast?

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.