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A huge iceberg has people flocking to the Canadian town it's towering over

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A huge iceberg has tourists flocking to the Canadian town of Ferryland, which it now towers over. 

The Canadian Ice Service classified the iceberg as "large," meaning it is between 151 and 240 feet tall and 401 and 670 feet long. 

It's uncommon to see an iceberg so close to shore, according to CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller. 

“Since early April, we’ve had persistent winds from the north and northeast, which pushed the iceberg closer to shore,” Newfoundland meteorologist Eddie Sheerr told The Washington Post.

Icebergs like this one are not new to the area, which is part of "iceberg alley." Currents typically bring the Arctic ice southward from May to early July, according to CNN.

This year, the region has already seen its fair share of icebergs.

The Famous Ferryland, NL Iceberg!

"The International Ice Patrol said 648 icebergs have been seen in the trans-Atlantic shipping lanes as of this week," CNN reports. "That's compared to an average 212 icebergs during that period in a typical year."


A huge iceberg has people flocking to the Canadian town it's towering over

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