Scientist find world most northerly island

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A group of scientists say they have discovered the world’s northernmost island.

The island is very small and located in Greenland. Measuring only 60m by 30m, it is the closest point of land to the North Pole.

However, the island was only found by accident.

In July, the scientists flew to collect samples to what they thought was Oodaaq Island, that has been known since 1978.

But when they checked their position with the Danish official in charge of registering Arctic islands, they were 800m further north.

The scientists want the island to be named Qeqertaq Avannarleq, which means “the northernmost island” in Greenlandic.

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Nikita
Nikita
1 month ago

This was an interesting article and i wonder what will happen with the island and weather it will sink because of global warming or not.

Nina
Nina
1 month ago

that is so cool what they find there.

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