Dickie Berg: The Viral Iceberg Off Newfoundland's Coast That Has Everyone Talking

Exploring the Fascinating Story Behind the Oddly-Shaped Iceberg and What It Reveals About This Year's Abundance of Icebergs in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Iceberg enthusiasts have been going wild over photos of an oddly-shaped iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland. The iceberg, which has been nicknamed the "dickie berg" on social media, was captured by drone photographer Ken Pretty from Dildo, N.L.

Despite being aware of its online potential from his very first photograph, Pretty was surprised by the amount of attention his photos of the iceberg have received. The term "dickie bird" is a Newfoundland euphemism for the male anatomy and the iceberg's unique shape has caused it to be compared to this part of the body.

The "dickie berg" has already gained significant attention on Facebook, with over 3,000 shares and numerous comments. Pretty acknowledges that he was fortunate to have photographed the iceberg when he did, as it is constantly melting and changing shape.

This year is proving to be a great one for icebergs in Newfoundland and Labrador, with over 200 icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland alone according to Canadian Ice Service data. This is in contrast to the last few years, which had seen fewer icebergs in the region.

Diane Davis, who runs a Facebook group for iceberg hunters in the province, attributed the increase in icebergs to onshore winds bringing in pack ice and bergs. She believes that there will be more icebergs in May and June if the trend continues.

Unfortunately, those hoping to catch a glimpse of the "dickie berg" in Harbour Grace will be disappointed, as Facebook users report that the tip has already fallen off.

In summary, the "dickie berg" has become an internet sensation, drawing attention to the abundance of icebergs in Newfoundland and Labrador this year. While the iceberg may be constantly changing, its unique shape has left a lasting impression on those who have seen it.

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