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  • v  release ice
    The icebergs and glaciers calve
  • v  birth
    the whales calve at this time of year

  • It certainly looks that way as sections of ice the size of small states calve from the disintegrating Arctic and Antarctic.
  • The glacier ends where melting causes icebergs to calve off, and we see that each year the glacier has retreated farther and farther away from the sea.
  • Last week it was no novelty to Dairyman Poth to see that one of his Holsteins, named Alta Clover, was about to calve.
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  • Molly Rettig: Scientists work to understand melting of glaciers
    Every summer, Alaska's glaciers melt and send vast quantities of water gushing through silty gray rivers, past towns and villages and finally into the sea. Some glaciers calve directly into the ocean, instantly losing car-sized chunks of ice and wowing boats full of tourists.
    June 8, 2013 - Anchorage Daily News

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