FORGET plane spotting, the latest craze in Canada is iceberg spotting. A small town in the Newfoundland area has become overrun with tourists who have flocked to the area to witness a giant iceberg make its way along the coastline.
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But this iceberg has caused some fuss because it appears to have become grounded. The town’s mayor told CTV News: “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 area is known as “iceberg alley” due to the arctic blocks that float down every spring.
Canadian press reported that there had already been more icebergs than normal – with 616 already having moved into the North Atlantic shipping lanes compared to 687 by the late-September season’s end last year. Experts said it could be because of uncommonly strong winds and possibly global warming.