Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Rotto on ice

Now here's the frame of reference this blog likes: this in The West's online version:

'A chunk of Antarctic ice, more than 20 times the size of Rottnest, has suddenly collapsed, putting an even greater portion of glacial ice at risk, scientists said today...'

What's more than 20 times the size of Rotto? 415 sq km, says the story. Wikipedia says the beautiful island's area is 19 sq km, so it would fit in to the chilly monolith 21.842 times.

We touched up the Wikipedia entry a couple of times yesterday: a bit about Baudin leaving his flag and bottle in 1801, and a new chapter and heading on the new hotel. What else can go in? Lots. There's no mention of 'The Shark Net', for example. Work work work.

Today's image is not mine - it's from the Wikipedia entry. 'From Daisy Bates cartographical collection - National Library of Australia. Daisy Bates Special Col. /107.', and thus in the public domain.

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