Study: Giant icebergs once cruised by Florida

Massive icebergs may have heaved off and been pushed as far south as Florida during Ice Age floods. (Source: UPI)

From UPI:

Finding evidence of icebergs so far south, researchers say, changes the way scientists understand ocean currents, the melting of the ice caps and global warming. The V-shaped scours found along the North America’s southeast coast are proof that these icebergs made the journey all the way from Canada to South Florida.

The ocean floor off the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida is scarred, left furrowed and plowed with V-like trenches by colossal icebergs that once made their way southward during massive Arctic flooding, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience.

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