Floebergs

Adélie penguins on a floeberg, with the Ingrid Christensen Coast in the background.
Adélie penguins on a floeberg, with the Ingrid Christensen Coast in the background. (Photo: Noel Tennant)

A floeberg is a massive piece of sea ice composed of a hummock, or a group of hummocks frozen together, and separated from any ice surroundings. It may typically protrude up to 5 m above sea-level.

Floebit

A floebit is a relatively small piece of sea ice, normally not more than 10 m across composed of (a) hummock(s) or part of (a) ridge(s) frozen together and separated from any surroundings. It typically protrudes up to 2 m above sea-level.