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This Massive Iceberg Has Become A Huge Tourist Attraction

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This Massive Iceberg Has Become A Huge Tourist Attraction

A massive iceberg has rocked up to a small town in Canada and has become a huge hit with tourists.

Residents in Ferryland, Canada, woke up on Saturday to find the Sourthern Shore highway blocked by photographers and locals all keen to get some snaps of the gigantic iceberg.

Ferryland Mayor Adrian Kavanagh told The Canadian Press: "It's a huge iceberg and it's in so close that people can get a good photograph of it.

"It's the biggest one I ever seen around here."

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The town is well-known for being a top spot to see icebergs, as it backs on the 'Iceberg Alley', which gets its name due to the amount of icebergs that break off in the Arctic and float their way down past Newfoundland from spring until late-September.

Experts reckon that the reason that the Iceberg Alley has seen so many this year is down to a combination of strong counter-clockwise winds and global warming causing the icebergs to melt more quickly and drift off.

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What's unusual about this particular iceberg, and what's making it a tourist attraction, is the fact that it appears to have 'grounded'. Usually the icebergs float past without stopping, but this one seems to be happy where it is and shows no signs of moving according to the mayor.

People on social media can't get enough of the iceberg/mountain hybrid and have been sharing pictures for days.

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Fans of big hunks of ice are in for an even bigger treat, too, because it looks like there might even be more on their way. Mayor Kavanagh says there are six more 'big ones' in the distance that could soon be making their way down to join this one.

'Cool'. (Sorry, that was a horrible joke).

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Topics: Canada

Claire Reid
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