Stripped Icebergs

STRIPED ICEBERGS 

Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions. 
 
Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with melt water and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form. 
 
When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe. 
 
Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.

These pictures are available because 2008 has been the coldest winter.