Photo: Giant Ice Shelf Breaks Off in Canadian Arctic



A satellite image from NASA shows the Ayles Ice Shelf (center) breaking off Canada's Ellesmere Island in the Arctic on August 13, 2005.

The collapse of the 25.5-square-mile (66-square-kilometer) ice shelf is likely tied to global warming, scientists say. The summer of 2005 was the warmest for the island since 1960.

Image courtesy AP/NASA/Handout


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