Satellite images have confirmed the iceberg seen off
Macquarie Island last week is moving north, past the
Cloudy conditions have prevented National Institute of Water
and Atmospheric Research physical oceanographer Dr Mike
Williams getting a fix on the iceberg, which was first seen
by Australian scientists on the island.
However, yesterday he was able to make out the iceberg on a
satellite image 20km due north of the island.
Judging by its shape and size, he believed it to be the same
"Given the last observation was five days ago, it's moving
slowly," Dr Williams said.
The iceberg was still 1200km from New Zealand and had yet to
enter the currents which could determine whether it would
come closer or head out into the Pacific Ocean, he said.