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Polar bears hunt ringed seals, which live under the Arctic. They wait patiently for hours beside holes in the ice pack for seals to surface and breathe.

I doubt whether the ice pack and iceberg refer to the same stuff. Are they the same? If not, what are the differences? Thanks.
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An iceberg is a separate floating lump of ice (which may be pretty huge).

The icepack is the solid stretch of ice, which may be over land or water.
Nona The BritAn iceberg is a separate floating lump of ice (which may be pretty huge). Is it like an ice mountain?

The icepack is the solid stretch of ice, which may be over land or water. Is this like an ice plain?

Thanks, Nona.
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Yes, I suppose the icepack is similar to a plain, but I wouldn't call it that.

No, I don't think iceberg is similar to an ice mountain.
Nona The BritYes, I suppose the icepack is similar to a plain, but I wouldn't call it that.

No, I don't think iceberg is similar to an ice mountain.

Thanks, Nona.

What about "an iceberg is similar to an ice mountain beneath the sea?"
The extent of the arctic ice pack.
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A view of a very small part of the arctic ice pack.
An iceberg. Typically, these have 90% of their mass under water, only 10% above.
They are the result of ice breaking off from glaciers. (The arctic ice pack is not a glacier.)
I've bookmarked this thread to revisit in July.

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