tidal glacier

tidal glacier

[′tīd·əl ′glā·shər]
(hydrology)
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Both species traditionally hunt for food in areas with sea ice and particularly at so-called tidal glacier fronts, where glaciers meet the ocean.
But ringed seals now spend "significantly higher proportions of time near tidal glacier fronts" while the white whales had the opposite response and had moved elsewhere to look for food.
Floating by are what the locals call "bergerbits," electric-blue icebergs that have broken from immense tidal glaciers. Seals or seabirds often rest upon them.