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Margerie Glacier,Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Alaska.

Discovered by John Muir in 1879.Sixteen tidewater glacier spill out from the mountain to the sea,it receding faster than any other glacier on earth,its ice is rapidly melting and thinning.The land itself is rising 1 1/2 inches a year as it rebounds from the weight of snow melted glaciers,due to global warming or green house effect.

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Taken on September 14, 2006