Looking at today’s iceberg chart at the Canadian Ice Service, you’ll see a huge amount of icebergs on the grid:

Iceberg Chart April 10 2014 - Canadian Ice Service

Iceberg Chart April 10 2014 – Canadian Ice Service

Is this a reason to get excited? If you like icebergs it is, but only when you keep in mind that the vast majority of these bergs is still stuck in the ice:

April 8th satellite image – Image Credit: NASA/GSFC, Rapid Response

April 8th satellite image – Image Credit: NASA/GSFC, Rapid Response

In all this sea ice the icebergs have little room to move or break free, so it could be a while before we see them on our coast.

Still, it’s pretty exciting!