In March 2000, an iceberg the size of Connecticut, and the largest in recorded history, broke free from Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf. The New England Aquarium, the National Geographic Society and the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute sponsored an expedition to study this and other icebergs in the Ross Sea in early 2001.

This expedition was featured in a television documentary and in a book titled "Ice Island: Expedition to Antarctica's Largest Iceberg," written by Gregory Stone. It also appears in Islands of Ice: Exploring Antarctica's Islands of Ice, National Geographic Magazine, 200(6): 36-52.