The Wonderful White Of Antarctica Pictured On A Vinyl Fridge Magnet
The spectacular white peaks of Antarctic icebergs are displayed on this attractive vinyl fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts. The term iceberg refers to a chunk of ice which measures five or more metres across. The chunks are formed when glaciers and larger icebergs break, and they drift through the water, often bringing danger to passing vessels but providing an amazing sight. The largest iceberg ever recorded was a tabular iceberg in Antarctica which had an area of over thirty one thousand square kilometres.
Adventures In Antarctica
Tourism to the Antarctic started as early as the 1960s with sea trips and was followed by non-landing air trips from Australia and New Zealand in the 1970s which ceased then recommenced in the 1990s. In the 2009-2010 tour season, which ran from November to March as it does each year, in excess of thirty seven thousand people visited Antarctica, mostly by cruise ship. Those travelling by cruise ship often travel to land from the ship by zodiac water craft or helicopter and can participate in such activities as skiing or mountaineering. Another method of visiting the Antarctic is by yacht; approximately thirty yachts per year visit the Antarctic Peninsula. However people decide to travel to the area the various icebergs of Antarctica provide an impressive sight as depicted on our vinyl fridge magnet.