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How can an iceberg survive for several weeks floating in sea water that is above freezing point?

Step 1

The icebergs are the part of the glaciers that is formed during calving or splitting of glaciers. The icebergs are almost free of contaminant that is it is made of pure water.

The density of ice in comparison to the water is low. Therefore, ice floats on water.

Step 2

The density of seawater is more than the density of ice and so iceberg. So, the iceberg on the seawater float. The ...

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